The countermeasures include launching investigations and imposing restrictions on US companies such as Apple Cisco Systems, and Qualcomm, as well as suspending purchases of Boeing airplanes, the report said, citing a source. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said, "Huawei and its foreign affiliates have stepped-up efforts to undermine these national security-based restrictions through an indigenization effort". These chips end up in Huawei and Honor phones as well as Huawei telecom equipment. Kevin Wolf, an attorney at Akin Gump who oversaw export administration at the Commerce Department during the Obama administration, noted the narrow scope of the rules. The Commerce Department on Friday said the move aims to cut off Huawei's undermining of current US sanctions. Though Huawei was required after its addition to the list to get a license when it wanted to export items that used US technology, the department said it had failed to do so.
Huawei has always been targeted by the United States for alleged links to the Chinese government, a charge which the company has repeatedly denied.
The U.S. government blacklisted the Chinese tech company a year ago, deeming it a national security risk, but a limited reprieve allows wireless companies to keep offering service in remote parts of the U.S.
Washington lawyer Kevin Wolf, a former Commerce Department official, said the rule appeared to be a "novel, complex expansion of US export controls" for chip-related items made with USA technology overseas and sent to Huawei.
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On May 15, 2019, by Executive Order 13873, I declared a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States posed by the unrestricted acquisition and use of certain information and communications technology and services transactions.
News of the move against the firm hit European stocks as traders sold into the day's gains, while shares of chip equipment makers like Lam Research and KLA Corp fell around 5 and 3 percent, respectively, in US trading.
Huawei, which relies on semiconductors for its smartphones and telecom gear, did not immediately comment on Friday. That is where foundries like TSMC come in; the latter manufacturers chips like the A13 Bionic for Apple, the Kirin 990 for Huawei, and the Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform for Qualcomm.
The department said its decision "cuts off Huawei's efforts to undermine USA export control".
The report claims that China may be planning measures such as adding US companies to an "unreliable entity list".