U.S. lawmaker asks the Department of Commerce to include the Honor Company on the economic blacklist

14 members of the US House of Representatives requested the US Department of Commerce to include the Honor Company on the government’s economic blacklist.

According to the report, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, Republican Michael McCaul, said in a letter that Honor has been spun off from Huawei and that Huawei was included in the US Entity List in May 2019. Companies included in the list are prohibited from purchasing parts or using American technology from American companies without the approval of the U.S. government. These lawmakers claimed that the Honor was stripped to evade US export control policies.

Huawei's non-5G business

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On the other hand, a U.S. Department of Commerce spokesperson claimed that the department appreciated “the perspective of these members of Congress.” He also declared that the department “is continually reviewing available information to identify potential additions to the Entity List.”

On November 17, 2020, Huawei announced the overall sale of Honor mobile phone business assets. Honor’s senior management and team will remain stable. After the sale, Huawei will no longer hold any shares in Honor. As for the Honor after the delivery, Huawei does not own any shares, nor does it participate in management and decision-making.

Via: Reuters