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Documents show that Huawei SMIC received export licenses worth hundreds of billions of dollars even after being blocked by the United States

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According to an exclusive report by Reuters, documents released by the US Congress today show that huawei and SMIC, although blacklisted by the US trade blacklist, still received us technology export licenses worth hundreds of billions of dollars between November last year and April this year.

According to the documents, huawei received 113 export licenses from suppliers worth $61 billion; In addition, 188 export permits worth nearly $42 billion were granted to SMIC.

The data also showed that more than nine out of 10 license applications were granted to SMIC suppliers, while 69 percent of applications for shipments to Huawei were approved during the same period.

The Foreign AffairsCommittee of the house of representatives in May obtained a letter from the Commerce Department. Obtain the above information. The committee voted today to approve a request by top Republican Rep. Michael McCaul to release the data.

Reuters said House Republicans on the committee provided the documents to Reuters at the agency's request after obtaining authorization. The documents are expected to be released publicly soon.

The U.S. Department of Commerce stresses that approved license applications do not represent actual shipments, and that only about half of those licenses are actually used. It added that the license applications involving Huawei and SMIC were handled in accordance with policies developed by the Trump administration and upheld by the Biden administration.

Huawei declined to comment, while SMIC did not respond to requests for comment.

Reuters also said most of the permits granted did not authorize the shipment of sensitive items. Of the 113 licenses granted for Huawei during that period, 80 were for non-sensitive projects, while for SMIC, 121 out of 188 were for non-sensitive projects, which are normally valid for four years.

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