A new report claim that the US Commerce Department may soon give six months reprieve that will allow US companies to conduct business with the Chinese tech giant  Huawei. The temporary license that the company currently has was issued in Aug. and will expire on Nov. 18. With the new directive, US companies will receive the license to trade with Huawei.

The US Commerce Department Secretary Wilbur Ross officially confirmed that American companies can soon get licenses that will allow them to sell non-sensitive parts and components to Chinese tech giant Huawei. But, a new report reveals that the said department will soon give Huawei a six-month reprieve allowing US firms to do business with the Chinese giant until May 2020.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro The Google-less Android Photo: Kārlis Dambrāns(CC BY 2.0)

The second 90-day reprieve issued by the US Commerce Department to Huawei in August is set to expire on Monday. If the reports are correct, the Chinese tech giant will get another six months extension that will enable it to push Google services to its upcoming and available products until May next year. The alleged temporary general license will also allow rural internet service providers in the US to purchase software and parts from Huawei.

But, the license does not cover the supply of microchips from US companies to Huawei. In other words, Micron, Qualcomm, and other companies will have to wait until the US government gives them the proper licenses before they could go back to shipping sensitive goods to Huawei. In the past, these US chipmakers have already argued that the export of semiconductors to the Chinese tech giant does not, in any way, pose a security threat.

The rumored six-month reprieve does not mean that Huawei is already out of the woods. It does not mean, for example, that the Huawei Mate 30 Pro could be released with complete Google services. However, it is a confirmation that users of Huawei products have nothing to worry about when it comes to updates from Google, as they will still get it until at least May 2020.