According to the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) website, ZTE has authorization by BIS for “Limited Service” from July 3rd – August 1st, 2018.
On July 3rd, BIS granted a limited authorization for all persons to engage in business with ZTE under the 4 following circumstances:
- Engagement with ZTE for all contracts entered into with ZTE before April 15, 2018.
- Engaging in the support, service, software updates and patches to ZTE phones.
- Disclosure to ZTE of information regarding security vulnerabilities in items owned, possessed or controlled by ZTE.
- Limited transfer of funds – can make or receive payments to and from ZTE if transactions are pursuant to this authorization.
The full text can be found here.
Any other transactions with ZTE are still subject to the denial order of April 15, 2018. The denial order is only lifted once ZTE pays the $400,000 into an escrow account. According to the superseding order that outlines the ZTE deal, ZTE has 90 days to pay the escrow funds (until September 6, 2018).
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If you have any questions whether your company can start engaging with ZTE, call trade specialist David Hsu at 832-896-6288 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.