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Department of Commerce Gives Industry What it asked for Regarding the Entity List

The U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added Chinese 5G technology giant Huawei to its Entity List more than three years ago. The immediate result was the spread of uncertainty and doubt among the hundreds of standards setting organizations (SSOs) in which Huawei participated as well as throughout the multitudes of U.S. companies who participated in those organizations. The reason was that the rules bar U.S. companies from disclosing a broad array of technology to Entity List companies, and that’s what can happen in standards working groups. Many SSOs either refused or failed to make adequate changes to their operations to fit within the vague exemptions available to avoid the concern. In consequence, many American companies believed they needed to drop out of SSOs creating the standards those companies most wanted to influence.

You can read the rest of this article by Andy Updegrove here at ConsortiumInfo.org.