The report says that Huawei was granted a temporary license by the U.S. government to do some business with certain United States companies. However the Department of Commerce has been giving non permanent licensing exceptions since then to take Huawei networks and user systems operating smoothly.
The US said it plans further restrictions on Huawei Technologies in a bid to limit the company's access to electronic components.
Unfortunately, no official from Huawei or the US Commerce Department has commented on the matter and whether the temporary general license will be renewed once more, leaving owners of older Huawei and Honor devices in limbo.
This remains unconfirmed, however, and we've reached out to Huawei Mobile South Africa for more clarity on the situation.
The United States will continue to restrict most USA exports to Huawei and its affiliates on the Entity List for activities that threaten us national security and worldwide stability.
FOX Business' inquiry to Huawei was not immediately returned.
Pompeo called Huawei "an arm of the surveillance state of the Communist Party of China that censors political dissidents, allows mass internment camps in Xinjiang and the unsubsidized labor of its population". As reported by The Washington Post, the licence between the two ended this Thursday.
The department also confirmed it will not extend a temporary general licence that expired Friday for users of Huawei devices and telecommunication providers. To be clear: "U.S. law now allows Google to only work with Huawei on device models available to the public on or before May 16, 2019".
This comes after the USA government's move to cut off TSMC, an important supplier for Huawei's Kirin SoCs. The May restrictions do not fully go into effect until Sept 14.
Due to the ban, Huawei's latest smartphones - including the Mate 30 and P40 range - have shipped with an open-source version of Android without GMS.
Part of its reason for existence was to enable rural network operators in the USA to continue receiving updates for the Huawei hardware built into its cell towers.