BIS Eases Licensing Requirements on Huawei Paves Path for US Role in 5G Standard-setting

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    On June 18, 2020, the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register, a new interim final rule that amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730-774) by excluding from the additional licensing requirements imposed by the designations of Huawei organization on the Entity List releases of technology related to establishing standards for 5G applications. BIS states that it is revising the Entity List with this rule because of the importance of US participation and leadership in standards organizations. The new rule is effective as of publication in the Federal Register on June 18, 2020.