Huawei heads to a U.S. court challenging its ban

Thursday, 30 May, 2019

There is no gun, no smoke.

"By preventing American companies from doing business with Huawei, the [US] government will directly harm more than 1,200 United States companies". Unlike the earlier hardware sales ban in only the US, this latest action by the government is having wide-reaching implications for its global business and threatens to deal a massive blow to the company's operations across the board.

Chinese state media suggested Wednesday that the country's rich supply of rare earths - key elements for high-tech manufacturing - could be used as leverage against the the dispute.

Huawei has continued its counter-assault against the USA, suggesting the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) contradicted the country's constitution. They want to put us out of business.

"If we made a deal, I could imagine Huawei being possibly included in some form, some part of a trade deal".

The presiding judge has scheduled motions through September 10 so Schwinn said it was unlikely the case would be dismissed before then.

Under-fire Chinese technology company Huawei has filed new legal action against the United States government to scrap its ban as ordered by president Donald Trump in March.

"The US Congress has repeatedly failed to produce any evidence to support its restrictions on Huawei products".

Huawei is the biggest global maker of network equipment and enjoys a lead in 5G, or fifth-generation, technology.

Song says, "I don't think it is right for any company to intercept or detain individual documents or information".

Glen Nager, partner at Jones Day and lead external counsel for Huawei, told Reuters the US court had agreed on a schedule to hold hearings in September on opposing sides' motions.

On May 16th, the US President signed an administrative order prohibiting US companies from purchasing telecommunications equipment and services provided by "foreign opponents". "They still don't have access to affordable broadband network", he said, adding that Huawei had been working to "ensure that all Americans have equal access" to high-speed Internet.

The world's two largest economies have been locked in a bruising trade battle for the past year that has seen tariffs imposed on billions of dollars worth of one another's goods.

"The company is deeply tied not only to China, but to the Chinese Communist Party", Mr Pompeo said in an interview with CNBC.

"We have the capability to continue to provide our major products to customers including sales and services", Song said.