U.S. Bans New Equipment Sales From Huawei And Eight Other Chinese Companies
The U.S. has banned electronics from Huawei and several other Chinese companies from being sold or imported, a decisive step to contain the influence of companies already deemed national security threats that may be spying for China.
The Federal Communications Commission on Friday closed a “loophole” that allowed U.S. companies to purchase electronic equipment from companies, including Huawei, that the U.S. government has deemed too risky to buy from itself, FCC commissioner Brendan Carr announced.
The FCC voted unanimously to no longer authorize U.S. companies to buy certain equipment from entities on its Covered List, which currently includes nine Chinese companies and one Russian company.