After blacklisting, U.S. receives 130-plus license requests to sell to Huawei: sources

Reuters | August 28, 2019

After blacklisting, U.S. receives 130-plus license requests to sell to Huawei: sources
The U.S. Commerce Department has received more than 130 applications from companies for licenses to sell U.S. goods to China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, three sources said, nearly two months after President Donald Trump said some sales would be allowed. But the Trump administration has not yet granted any licenses for sales to the blacklisted company, said the people familiar with the process who spoke to Reuters on the condition of anonymity. The standstill coincides with mixed messages from Trump in the U.S.-China trade war, which have dimmed hopes for prompt decisions on license applications to sell to Huawei, the world’s top producer of telecoms equipment.

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The concept of strategic sourcing has existed within the federal government for more than a decade. However, category management extends beyond just the sourcing component of the acquisition process. Category management also takes into consideration factors such as total cost of ownership (TCO), supplier relationship management (SRM), risk management and demand management, allowing the buying entity to make the most informed acquisition decision possible.

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The concept of strategic sourcing has existed within the federal government for more than a decade. However, category management extends beyond just the sourcing component of the acquisition process. Category management also takes into consideration factors such as total cost of ownership (TCO), supplier relationship management (SRM), risk management and demand management, allowing the buying entity to make the most informed acquisition decision possible.

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