Donald Trump has promised major US companies his administration will process their applications to supply Huawei quickly.
The president on Monday met with chief executives from seven large technology companies, including microchip makers Qualcomm, Broadcom and Micron, as well as Google, which sells its Android operating software to Huawei for use on its smartphones.
According to the White House, the chief executives asked the president to swiftly process their applications to export to Huawei, following Mr Trump’s announcement that a ban on selling to the Chinese company would be relaxed.
A spokesperson for Mr Trump said: “The CEOs expressed strong support of the President’s policies, including national security restrictions on United States telecom equipment purchases and sales to Huawei. They requested timely licensing decisions from the Department of Commerce, and the President agreed.”
Companies have been seeking clarity on US policy since Mr Trump said the ban he previously announced would be eased, following a meeting with Xi Jinping, the Chinese president.
Meanwhile the Trump administration has been urging companies to submit applications since that decision, according to people briefed on the situation, in the hope of pleasing Beijing amid US-China trade talks.