The U.S. government on Monday eased some trade restrictions imposed last week on China’s Huawei, in an effort to minimize disruption for the telecom company‚Äôs customers worldwide.

The U.S. Commerce Department will allow Huawei Technologies to purchase American-made goods necessary for the upkeep of existing networks and provide software updates to existing Huawei handsets.

The company is still prohibited from buying American parts and components to manufacture new products without license approvals that likely will be denied.

The new authorization is seeking to give telecom providers that rely on Huawei equipment time to make other arrangements, according to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross.

-Daniel Potter