ZTE ban on receiving U.S. exports is revived through March 2025

ZTE ban on receiving U.S. exports is revived through March 2025
Back in 2012, a U.S. Congressional Report stated that Huawei and ZTE could be a threat to national security. Lawmakers in Washington D.C. remain wary of both companies because of their ties to the Chinese government, and are concerned that devices and networking equipment made by both firms spy on stateside consumers and corporations. Someone in the administration must have whispered into the ears of Verizon and AT&T executives. Earlier this year, both carriers were planning to sell the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, but both changed their minds at the last minute. The U.S. government has warned American consumers and businesses to steer clear of Huawei devices.

As for ZTE, last year it paid a whopping $1.19 billion fine to the U.S. government for selling goods and services to Iran and North Korea. At the time, the U.S. had a deal for the company. It would suspend a seven-year product ban preventing ZTE from exporting components and parts made in the states as long as it adhered to the signed agreements, and didn't break the rules. However, the U.S. Commerce Department has caught ZTE in a lie; the Chinese tech firm paid bonuses for 2016 to all but one of the employees that had engaged in illegal conduct. These bonuses were not supposed to be handed out under the terms of its agreement with the U.S. In addition, these employees were supposed to receive letters of reprimand from ZTE brass that did not get sent until March, 2018. That was a month after the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security requested an update from the company.

As a result, ZTE is banned once again from exporting products made in the U.S., until March 13th, 2025. This could prevent ZTE from purchasing the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets that power its smartphones. Unless Samsung agrees to sell it some Exynos chips, or Huawei allows a rival access to the Kirin line of SOCs, this could prove to be a windfall for MediaTek.

The complete Denial Order can be found in pdf form by clicking on this link.

source: U.S. Department of Commerce



15. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

American government is trying to force to everyone to follow their philosophy. What American government think good is good and what they think is bad is bad . American government has bad relationship with Iran so any company (domestic or foreign) can do any business with them . While countries with good relationship with America is Licensed to do anything uts not a problem. By This Americans are digging Their own graves . Literally this will hurt many American companies as well as Chinese brand are their big clients . If Americans dont learn how to compromise and Keep thinking that everyone will compromise with them , America and Americans will face a disastrous future.

8. osterrich21

Posts: 190; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Pathetic and greedy americans.The Chinese government should prohibit the sale iPhone in China.

10. rouyal

Posts: 1603; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Then the Chinese won’t be able to buy any real phones. Just badly made Chinese clones.

12. truthbetold

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 16, 2015

Absolutely! They would never know the bliss of having their phone slow down due to battery degradation after a single year of use. After all, from a business standpoint, a phone that carries on working for years is a badly made phone.

5. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

What a weird country USA has became. NSA is spying literally on the whole planet, overthrowing governments, god knows how many "bad" or "good" guys they kill, but Iran having some USA products is going to end the world.

3. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Funny how quick it triggered Commie heads papa and jphiller lol

6. jphiller87

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Funny how the fat american cows don't realize the rest of the world laughs at them : )

11. rouyal

Posts: 1603; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Don’t laugh too hard. Save your energy for when you get more food from your commie government.

2. Papa_Ji

Posts: 928; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Poor/copycat Americans are afraid of Chinese and other mighty Asian's.

9. rouyal

Posts: 1603; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Chinese wouldn’t be building anything without copying US technology. They invent nothing. Pathetic. If they followed copyright laws and patents, what would come from China? honestly.

14. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

In supercomputing and internet routing tech China surpassed the US a few years ago. Most of the world outside the US runs on Huawei network equipment. The worlds fastest supercomputer is Chinese designed and built, even using their own cores and no Intel in sight. All this has nothing to do with spying and all to do with protectionism as US companys now struggle to compete in the areas where Huawei and ZTE are dominant.

1. jphiller87

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Scared weak americans oh how pathetic you are

4. RevolutionA

Posts: 529; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

It's better to ban such companies so that we can buy more secure products like Apple products.

13. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Why? Do Apple make switches, routers and back end networking gear? This is nothing to do with phones and all about high end internet infrastructure equipment.

17. RevolutionA

Posts: 529; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

What do you know bout high end internet fatso

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