The New York Times reported Tuesday that U.S. chipmakers have found ways to circumvent the government's ban and continue to sell products to China's telecom equipment manufacturing giants. Intel and Meguiar are using labels to supply millions of dollars of components to the company, which dates back three weeks, it quoted sources as saying. The reason is that goods produced overseas by American companies do not necessarily have to be labelled as made in the United States.
Last month, the U.S. government placed the telecom equipment manufacturer on a restricted list.
A week after Trump signed the order, the Commerce Department eased restrictions on the company to a certain extent (granting temporary permission) to allow it to continue obtaining parts for existing orders within a 90-day buffer period.
Obviously, these measures have caused some confusion in the industry.However, according to the latest revelation, the company has also prepared spare parts for future products.
At a earnings conference on Tuesday, Metro CEO Sanjay Mehrotra said it had stopped supplying the telecom equipment manufacturer last month, the New York Times noted.
But two weeks ago, it saidJohn Neuffer, chairman of the Semiconductor Industry Association, wrote in a statement on Friday:
As we discussed with the U.S. government, the industry can now provide the telecom equipment manufacturer with items that meet the list and applicable regulations.
Each company will be affected differently by its specific products and supply chains. They must assess how best to operate their business on the premise of compliance.
Intel declined to comment on the matter, and Meguiar and the telecom equipment manufacturer did not immediately respond to requests for comment from foreign media.