BIS extends Huawei TGL
TGL ‘authorizes certain activities, including those necessary for the continued operations of existing networks and equipment.’
The US Bureau of Industry and Security (‘BIS’) has issued a final rule extending until 16 February, 2020 a temporary general licence (‘TGL’) for transactions with Huawei and 114 of its non-US affiliates.
The licence, first issued on 22 May, ‘authorizes certain activities, including those necessary for the continued operations of existing networks and equipment as well as the support of existing mobile services, including cybersecurity research critical to maintaining the integrity and reliability of existing and fully operational networks and equipment.’
Under the rule, ‘any exports, reexports, or in-country transfers of items subject to the EAR to any of the listed Huawei entities as of the effective date they were added to the Entity List continue to require a license, with the exception of transactions explicitly authorized by the temporary general license and eligible for export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) prior to May 16, 2019 without a license or under a license exception.
License applications will continue to be reviewed under a presumption of denial, as stated in the Entity List entries for the listed Huawei entities.’