A temporary General License has been issued for Huawei. This temporary general license allows, from May 20, 2019, through August 19, 2019, the following:
1. Continued Operation of Existing Networks and Equipment: BIS authorizes engagement
in transactions, subject to other provisions of the EAR, necessary to maintain and support
existing and currently fully operational networks and equipment, including software
updates and patches, subject to legally binding contracts and agreements executed
between Huawei and third parties or the sixty-eight non-U.S. Huawei affiliates and third
parties on or before May 16, 2019.
2. Support to Existing Handsets: BIS authorizes engagement in transactions, subject to other
provisions of the EAR, necessary to provide service and support, including software
updates or patches, to existing Huawei handsets that were available to the public on or
before May 16, 2019.
3. Cybersecurity Research and Vulnerability Disclosure: BIS authorizes, subject to other
provisions of the EAR, the disclosure to Huawei and/or the sixty-eight non-U.S. affiliates
of information regarding security vulnerabilities in items owned, possessed, or controlled
by Huawei or any of the sixty-eight non-U.S. affiliates when related to the process of
providing ongoing security research critical to maintaining the integrity and reliability of
existing and currently fully operational networks and equipment, as well as handsets.
4. Engagement as Necessary for Development of 5G Standards by a Duly Recognized
Standards Body: BIS authorizes, subject to other provisions of the EAR, engagement
with Huawei and/or the sixty-eight non-U.S. affiliates as necessary for the development
of 5G standards as part of a duly recognized international standards body (e.g., IEEE –
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; IETF – Internet Engineering Task
Force; ISO – International Organization for Standards; ITU – International
Telecommunications Union; ETSI- European Telecommunications Standards Institute;
3GPP – 3rd Generation Partnership Project; TIA- Telecommunications Industry
Association; and GSMA, a.k.a., GSM Association, Global System for Mobile
Please go to https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/documents/regulations-docs/2396-temporary-general-license-rule/file for full details.
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