US gets law that partly prohibits use of Huawei and ZTE




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President Donald Trump has signed a law that prohibits US government agencies and government-based companies from using Huawei and ZTE equipment at critical points in the infrastructure.

The law is not a general prohibition on the use of equipment and components from Huawei and ZTE, according to the text of the Defense Authorization Act . Only when it concerns a ‘substantial or essential component’ of an infrastructure, equipment from Huawei and ZTE and a number of other Chinese suppliers are prohibited. President Trump signed the law Monday, which means he will become final.

The law will take effect in the next two years and may have consequences for the cases of Huawei in the United States in particular. Until now, there was an advice not to use equipment from Huawei and ZTE, but it was not yet a direct ban. Now companies that want to do business with the government may not extend any contracts with Huawei and ZTE.

It is still unknown whether Huawei will dispute the provisions, but the manufacturer disagrees, according to a statement to The Verge . Trump helped ZTE to continue after a US government organization imposed a trade ban for seven years. An agreement between Trump and ZTE ensured that the Chinese manufacturer could trade again .


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