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Google, US budget office seek Huawei ban reprieve

IANS  |  Beijing 

and the budget office are among the organisations that are seeking reprieve from ban on doing business with Chinese company Huawei, according to

has asked to be exempted from any ban on Huawei, warning the that it would risk compromising US national security if it went ahead with export restrictions on Huawei, according to a report in

executives worry that the ban would force to develop its own version of and the "hybrid version" of could pose security risks, according to the report.

In May, the announced a fresh set of measures targeting Huawei, including giving the commerce department power to ban the Chinese firm from selling in the US, as well as a ban on American selling their products to the Chinese group, reported on Monday.

After the ban was imposed, Google suspended business with Huawei, cutting it off from potential updates to Since then, however, the administration has granted a 90-day reprieve to to adjust.

In a separate case, the White House's is pushing for a delay in implementation of key provisions of the law that restricts the US government's business with Huawei, according to a report on Sunday.

The ban could lead to a "dramatic reduction" in the number of that would be able to supply the government, and would disproportionately affect US companies in rural areas where gears were popular, Russell T. Vought, of the Office of Management and Budget, wrote in letters to and 9 Congressmen.

Vought has asked for restrictions on contractors and on federal loan and grant recipients to take effect 4 years from the passage of the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA), instead of the present 2 years, to give affected companies time to respond and give feedback.

The NDAA, signed by the in 2018, includes a ban on US agencies, and on recipients of federal grants and loans, from doing business with Chinese firms or with contractors that make substantial use of the companies' products.



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First Published: Mon, June 10 2019. 17:06 IST