Published: Thu, December 05, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

Huawei launches new legal challenge against U.S. ban

Huawei launches new legal challenge against U.S. ban

The move came after Washington brought criminal charges against Huawei, alleging theft of trade secrets, bank fraud and violation of USA sanctions against Iran.

Li's case surfaced publicly at the end of November when court documents detailing his case were posted on Chinese social media platforms. The ruling prohibited US companies from purchasing Huawei products using money from the Universal Service Fund (USF), established in 1997 to subsidize American telecoms.

Huawei is now asking the Court of Appeal to overturn that decision; the company argues that that the FCC has failed to provide any evidence to back up its allegations. "'Huawei is a Chinese company.' That's his only excuse", Song said.

Huawei's business with rural USA carriers is minimal in comparison to its massive 105 billion revenue posted in 2018. Glen Nager, lead counsel for Huawei, said in a statement that the FCC order was a "shameful prejudgment" based on a "fundamental misunderstanding of Chinese law".

The FCC's decision was based on national security grounds, but in a submission to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Huawei says the FCC did not provide sufficient evidence to support its claims and ignored submissions that highlighted how the ruling would harm USA operators.

"Banning a company like Huawei, just because we started in China... this does not solve any cyber security challenges", Song Liuping said.

"There is an obvious lineage to what happened here", Carvin added. And I think the FCC, although it's nominally independent, decided they were going to do Congress' bidding, come hell or high water.

"We've built networks in places where other vendors would not go".

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The FCC didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

On Wednesday, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who met in London this week with U.S. President Donald Trump, vowed not to involve Huawei in Britain's 5G telecommunications networks if it compromised the country's ability to work with close security allies such as the U.S.

What is Huawei trying to overrule?

In March, Huawei also cited the Constitution in another lawsuit filed against the US government arguing that a ban on the use of its products by federal agencies and contractors violate due process.

Huawei's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, who is also Ren's daughter, was arrested in Canada a year ago and is now fighting extradition to the United States on fraud and conspiracy charges tied to USA sanctions.

The telecoms group that rode a wave of patriotic support past year when it was put on a trade blacklist by the United States is under growing pressure to make an apology.

The company, which employs almost 200,000 people worldwide and generated more than $100 billion in sales previous year, has also grown to dominate the market for superfast 5G wireless technology networks.

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