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US may limit chip sales for Huawei

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — US authorities continue to consider introducing restrictions on the sale of computer chips for Huawei, despite statements by US President Donald Trump that US companies should not be prohibited from selling technology.

This was reported on Monday by Reuters, citing sources.

According to them, an interagency meeting was held in Washington on Thursday, February 20, at which national security and export issues to the PRC were discussed, including the possibility of introducing restrictions on the sale of Huawei chips.

At the same time, the issue of a potential ban on the supply of aircraft engines to China, which was previously reported by the media, was removed from the agenda, sources said.

On February 19, Trump said in an interview with reporters that he was concerned about national security problems, but believes that US companies should be able to sell technology abroad, including those related to computer chips.

Shortly before that, the president wrote on his Twitter page about the desire to sell American jet engines to China.

On February 17, The Wall Street Journal reported that the US administration is considering introducing trade restrictions to make it difficult for Chinese company Huawei to receive computer chips.

The publication also informed about the proposed introduction of a ban on further deliveries to China of aircraft engines made by the French-American company CFM International. The newspaper noted that Trump at that time had not yet been acquainted with the proposals.

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