The Huawei logo is displayed at an exhibition at the World Intelligence Congress in Tianjin, China. 2019 May 16 REUTERS / Jason Lee
The Department of Commerce may issue a temporary general license to allow time for companies and people with Huawei equipment to maintain the reliability of their communications networks and equipment, the spokesman said.
The possible general license would not apply to new transactions, according to the representative of the agency, and will last for 90 days.
Huawei's representative did not reply immediately to the comment.
On Thursday, the Department of Commerce added Huawei to a list of entities banned from doing business with US companies without a license.
The list of companies refers to companies that are believed to be involved in activities that run counter to United States national security or foreign policy interests.
Potential temporary permit recipients could include Internet access and mobile phone service providers in sparsely populated areas such as Wyoming and East Oregon, which have acquired network equipment from Huawei in recent years.
Report by Karen Freifeld; Editor Leslie Adler and Grant McCool