Less than a month after ZTE’s US ban, US President Donald J. Trump has said he and his Chinese counterpart are working to bring ZTE out the situation, which caused the company to suspend its main business operations.
President Xi of China, and I, are working together to give massive Chinese phone company, ZTE, a way to get back into business, fast. Too many jobs in China lost. Commerce Department has been instructed to get it done!
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 13, 2018
Trump says the Commerce Department has been instructed “to get it done.” However, details on how (or on what basis) the ban will be lifted/circumvented weren’t revealed.
Last week, there were reports that ZTE has given additional material to the Bureau of Industry and Security of the US Commerce Department to have the ban lifted.