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US to allow companies to work with Huawei on non-sensitive 5G tech

The country's commerce department and other agencies have signed off on the rule change

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Prohibitions removed to allow firms to work together in standards setting for 5G. The amendment is seen as a significant help to US companies maintaining leadership in international standards groups without affecting the government’s objectives regarding Huawei.

Karen Freifeld and David Shepardson | Reuters
The United States on Monday confirmed a Reuters report that it will amend its prohibitions on US

companies doing business with China's Huawei to allow them to work together on setting standards for next-generation 5G networks.

The US Commerce Department and other agencies signed off on the rule change, and it is awaiting publication in the Federal Register, Reuters reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The rule is set to be published as early as Tuesday.

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross confirmed in a statement to Reuters that the agency is taking action.

"The United States will not cede leadership in global innovation,"

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First Published: Jun 16 2020 | 1:35 AM IST

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