US President Donald Trump has extended the ban on Huawei and ZTE for another year until May 2021 over security risk, Reuters reported.
The order invoked the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, which gives the president the authority to regulate commerce in response to a national emergency that threatens the United States. U.S. lawmakers said Trump’s 2019 order was aimed squarely at Chinese companies like Huawei Technologies Co and ZTE Corp.
The Commerce Department and Huawei declined to comment.
Huawei, the second-largest maker of smartphones, is also a major telecoms equipment company that provides 5G network technology.