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Huawei sues USA government over federal ban on its equipment

Huawei sues USA government over federal ban on its equipment

Huawei is suing the U.S. over a government ban on its products, raising the stakes in a protracted diplomatic incident between China, the U.S. and Canada, where a Huawei senior executive is facing extradition.

He said that the section is punitive and in doing so is harming Huawei's reputation.

The company and its various executives offered an impassioned view as to why the U.S. ban on Huawei should be overturned, in addition to citing legal reasons why the move was unconstitutional. Through this action, Huawei seeks a declaratory judgment that the restrictions targeting Huawei are unconstitutional, and a permanent injunction against these restrictions.

Guo Ping, one of the firm's chairmen, accused the United States of smearing the telecoms giant as he confirmed that Huawei would challenge a law that blocks USA executive agencies from using its equipment.

"I don't see the US backing away from these cases", said Peter Henning, a former federal prosecutor who is now a professor at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit.

Founder and Chief Executive Ren Zhengfei has said Huawei, the world's biggest telecoms gear maker, has never and will never share data with China's government.

Richardson is the largest exporter of Canadian canola to China and its shipments met Chinese requirements, said Jean-Marc Ruest, the company's general counsel and senior vice president of corporate affairs. It says it supplies 45 of the world's top 50 phone companies and has contracts with 30 carriers to test 5G wireless technology.

"Huawei is not owned, controlled, or influenced by the Chinese government".

Huawei's Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, Ren's daughter faces probable deportation from Canada to the USA citing charges of Iran sanctions violations.

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Huawei says the new law would make it illegal for anyone working for the US government to buy the company's products.

A Canadian court on Wednesday set a May 8 date for the start of Meng's hearing into a US extradition request over charges that she and Huawei circumvented USA sanctions against Iran.

And while Meng fights extradition from Canada - she too has filed a retaliatory suit, claiming the Canadians violated her constitutional rights during her arrest - the bank fraud and trade sanctions case that she's named in is moving forward all the same.

The lawsuit marks the latest confrontation between China and the United States, which spent most of 2018 slapping import tariffs on billions of dollars worth of each other's goods.

Huawei is suing the us government over a ban preventing federal agencies from purchasing its products. Huawei argues the law abuses due process by singling out Huawei with the implication it's a tool of the Chinese government and therefore a security risk. "No contrary evidence has been offered".

Long before Mr Trump initiated the trade war, Huawei's activities were under scrutiny by United States authorities, according to interviews with 10 people familiar with the Huawei probes and documents related to the investigations seen by Reuters.

Industry experts say banning Huawei from markets for 5G equipment could reduce competition.

Trump is open to dialogue with Chinese companies, but this aggressive lawsuit from Huawei is a step in the wrong direction.

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