Huawei to Sue US Government over Technology and Equipment Ban

March 7, 2019 2:06 pm

SHENZHEN (PingWest) – Huawei announced Thursday it has filed a lawsuit against the US government, arguing that the prohibition on Huawei’s equipment and services is unlawful.

Huawei claims that Section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2019 (NDAA 2019) violates the US Constitution by denying Huawei's fair competition with American and other global companies with no clear evidence of Huawei’s security threat to the US.

Song Liuping, Huawei’s Chief Legal Officer, said that Section 889 gives a false representation of the company, insisting instead that Huawei is not owned, controlled, or influenced by the Chinese government, and that the US has punished Huawei without trial.

“The ban of Huawei also hurts American customers,” Huawei added. “It would hamper 5G mobile networks construction in the US.”