Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, is still at loggerheads with the US over the use of its equipment. According to the Financial Times, the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to pass a bill prohibiting the government from purchasing telecommunications equipment from companies such as Huawei. These companies are deemed to threaten national security. However, some US companies are now rebelling against the latest action.
Trump administration’s latest decision did not go down well with many American technology companies. The latest development is that some US companies did not sign the agreement on the grounds that they might violate competition laws.
According to insiders, the “security guidelines” of the US government are actually blocking Huawei and other firms. An insider who knows the details pointed out that these guidelines include prohibiting the purchase of products from companies that “violate” U.S. sanctions, or that their countries may have access to their private data.
According to an industry executive, “This plan is Trump’s latest attempt to keep us out of Huawei. If we unite against Huawei, our global competitor, nothing will happen. When in doubt we will definitely face prosecution. “
The U.S. Department of Commerce also allows technology establishments to submit proposals for the plan by December 27. However, there are signs that the plan is causing uneasiness among industry leaders. A group of 27 industry leaders believes that the plan “too much complication”.