Huawei sues United States government over product ban

Huawei sues United States government over product ban

Huawei sues United States government over product ban

The suit claims the company has been singled out for punishment without a chance to defend itself by a legislative act of Congress that could be considered unconstitutional, the so-called "bill of attainder".

On the cusp of 5G, what we need is open and fair competition. It seems the company is now ready to go through the formal way of making the USA government, the WSJ reports. Politicizing 5G will only cause damage to industry and businesses and inevitably inhibit US consumers from reaping the potential economic and social benifit of 5G.

Huawei said it filed the lawsuit in the Eastern District Court in Plano, Texas where it has its United States headquarters.

Specifically, on Wednesday this week, Huawei, as expected, went to the federal district court of Eastern Texas to request a permanent injunction against the ban, and a declaratory judgment that the proscription flouted the Constitution.

"The US Congress has repeatedly failed to produce any evidence to support its restrictions on Huawei products", he told reporters at a press conference in Huawei's headquarters in Shenzhen.

The Chinese company Huawei is taking legal action against a U.S. ban on its products as it faces intense global scrutiny over claims it is a security threat.

Huawei has about 40 per cent of the global market for network gear but its USA sales evaporated after a congressional panel in 2012 cited the company and a Chinese competitor, ZTE Corp., as security risks and told phone carriers to avoid dealing with them. Huawei contends that the restrictions are unlawful, and that they will be fought in court.

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Huawei officials denied that the privately held company was "owned or influenced" by China's government.

The Chinese electronics giant Huawei has filed a lawsuit against the United States government, challenging Washington's decision to ban federal agencies from using its products.

The latest import suspension was completely "reasonable and legal" and aimed at protecting the health and safety of Chinese citizens, said Lu.

"It is an abuse of the USA lawmaking process, this strips Huawei of its due process ... and goes against the very nature of the Constitution", Guo said.

In its lawsuit, Huawei said its "equipment and services are subject to advanced security procedures, and no backdoors, implants, or other intentional security vulnerabilities have been documented in any of the more than 170 countries in the world where Huawei equipment and services are used". "Huawei's approach to security by design development and deployment sets a high standards bar that few can match".

But the move comes amid heightened tensions between the two countries in a dispute over trade and telecoms technology that has ensnared the chief financial officer of the world's largest telecommunications equipment maker, Huawei Technologies Ltd, who faces USA criminal charges. This will impede the network upgrade process, thus widening the digital divide. Germany and the United Kingdom have also been debating action against Huawei.

Huawei has about 40 per cent of the global market for network gear.

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