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US Formalizes Ban on Government Contracts to China's Huawei, Others

Thursday, 8 August 2019 18:02 WIB Global

The U.S. administration unveiled rules Wednesday formally banning technology giant Huawei and other Chinese firms from government contracts, in the latest move in an escalating trade war. The interim rule will preclude any U.S. federal agency from purchasing telecom or technology equipment from the firms "as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as a critical technology as part of any system," starting August 13. The document said waivers may be granted "under certain circumstances" by an agency head for up to two years, or in other cases, by the director of national intelligence. The new rules are part of a sweeping effort by President Donald Trump's administration to...

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