U.S. Asks Huawei About Iran, Syria Exports
Huawei's international expansion may have resulted in the company running afoul of U.S. export law, according to the New York Times. The Department of Commerce has subpoenaed Huawei seeking information about the company's business dealings in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Specifically, the Commerce Department wants to know if Huawei exported or re-exported American-made technology to these countries, which have varying degrees of sanctions in place blocking certain tech exports. At this point, the Commerce Department is merely gathering information and Huawei has not been charged with any wrongdoing. Huawei representatives told the Times it complies with the laws and regulations of the countries in which it operates. The Commerce Department conducted a similar investigation of China-based ZTE, which the government says willfully violated U.S. export laws in order to ship American products to Iran. It's not clear if the subpoenaed information will lead to charges against Huawei.
ZTE Runs Afoul of Commerce Dept., Facing Export Ban
ZTE has allegedly violated export rules to Iran and the U.S. Department of Commerce is prepared to restrict what American-made components ZTE is allowed to acquire.
U.S. to Suspend ZTE Export Sanctions
The U.S. Department of Commerce has agreed to temporarily lift sanctions it levied against ZTE, allowing its suppliers to resume some exports to the Chinese company.
ZTE Looking to Appeal Export Ban
ZTE is planning to appeal a ban recently placed on exports, reports Reuters. Last week, the U.S.
China Opposes US Action Against ZTE; ZTE Phone Biz Safe
China's Ministry of Commerce says the U.S. Department of Commerce's plan to prevent ZTE from exporting American-made components will be bad for Chinese firms.