Huawei licensing deals will be 'timely,' Trump reportedly says
US tech companies will be able to continue selling to Huawei.
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US President Donald Trump has reportedly agreed to award licensing deals between American companies and Chinese tech giant Huawei in a "timely" way. It comes as the US government looks to negotiate a trade deal with China, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
"The CEOs expressed strong support of the president's policies, including national security restrictions on United States telecom equipment purchases and sales to Huawei," the White House told The Wall Street Journal. "They requested timely licensing decisions from the Department of Commerce, and the president agreed. The group was also optimistic about United States
innovation and deployments."
The White House didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Micron boss Sanjay Mehrotra was among the group who met Trump and members of the US National Economic Council, the company confirmed via email.
"We believe strategic technology investment and policies that ensure open and fair trade on a level playing field are essential to ongoing US technology leadership as well as economic growth throughout the world," it said in a statement.