U.S. officials have approved hundreds of millions of dollars in bids for Chinese carmaker Huawei to buy auto parts.
Huawei, the world's largest maker of telecommunications equipment, is hampered by trade restrictions imposed by the Trump administration on the sale of chips and other components used in network systems and smartphones. The Biden government has strengthened its tough export line to Huawei by denying licenses to sell chips to the company for use on 5g devices.
But the domestic market and chip makers seem to have had other expectations, pushing the US government to add water to its wine, after losing revenue two years ago.
Asked about car licenses, a Commerce Department spokesman said the government continues to consistently enforce licensing policies "to limit Huawei's access to products, software or technology for activities that could harm national security." US and foreign policy interests ".
The Ministry of Commerce is prohibited from disclosing approvals or denials of licenses, the person added.
A Huawei spokesman declined to comment on the licenses, but said: "We are a new provider of intelligently connected vehicle components and our goal is to help carmakers build better vehicles."
Referring to threats to US national security and foreign policy interests, the US has done much to slow the growth of Huawei's core communications-related businesses.
Following Huawei's blacklisting of the US Department of Commerce in 2019, which banned the sale of US products and technology to the company without special licenses, the US last year increased restrictions to restrict the sale of overseas chips with American equipment. He also campaigned to force allies to exclude Huawei from their 5G networks for espionage. Huawei has denied the allegations.