US ban on Huawei takes effect

US ban on Huawei takes effect
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  • calendar-gray 13 August 2019

The ban on purchases of products and services from Huawei, ZTE and other Chinese tech companies for the US federal agencies has entered into force on Tuesday, APA reports citing US Federal Register.

The document titled "Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment" bans certain US state agencies, namely the Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA, from purchasing equipment and services from a number of Chinese tech companies effective on Tuesday.

The ban covers the telecommunications equipment produced by Huawei Technologies Company or ZTE Corporation or any of their subsidiaries and affiliates, as well as the video surveillance and telecommunications equipment produced by Hytera Communications Corporation, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company  and Dahua Technology Company "for the purpose of public safety, security of Government facilities, physical security surveillance of critical infrastructure, and other national security purposes".

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