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Microsoft Resumes Sales Of Huawei’s Laptop On Online Store

On Monday, Microsoft said it resumed Huawei’s Laptop sales on its online store. The company also said it will provide the updates to the Huawei products that consumers have already bought. Microsoft will resume the sales after the week’s stoppage.

The action by Microsoft was taken amid China and US trade tension and Huawei’s blacklisting in the USA. But Huawei is one of the biggest clients although it focuses on cloud computing projects. Huawei is accused of being a national security threat to the citizens of America. While Huawei has denied all the alleged accusations. The United States has given Huawei 90 days reprieval period where the company can buy products to maintain its existing products but not manufacture new products.

“We have been evaluating, and will continue to respond to, the many business, technical and regulatory complexities stemming from the recent addition of Huawei to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Export Administration Regulations Entity List. As a result, we are resuming the sale of existing inventory of Huawei devices at Microsoft Store,” a Microsoft spokesperson told CNBC in an email.

The United States chipmaker such as Qualcomm and Intel have urged to ease the restriction on Huawei. According to reports, the Chinese enterprise brings out $11 Billion for chipmakers in the United States, Well, banning the Huawei can hamper the business of the companies.   According to the person close to the matter, “Chip makers argue that Huawei units selling products such as smartphones and computer servers use commonly available parts and are unlikely to present the same security concerns as the Chinese technology firm’s 5G networking gear”

“We remain committed to providing exceptional customer experiences. Our initial evaluation of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision on Huawei has indicated we may continue to offer Microsoft software updates to customers with Huawei devices,” Microsoft said

In this month, Huawei had to cancel its Laptop launch due to the blacklisting in the US.  The company has also braced itself for the fall down of its sales from 40% to 60%. 

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