Thursday, 16 May 2019 09:36

Huawei banned from using US components without approval Featured

By
Huawei banned from using US components without approval Image by Magnascan from Pixabay

The US has placed Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies and 68 of its affiliates on a list that means it will have to obtain government approval in order to buy American-made components.

The move is likely to sharply ratchet up tensions with Beijing and comes on the same day that US President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning the use of equipment from foreign companies deemed to be a national security risk, wording that was taken to refer to both Huawei and its fellow Chinese telco equipment vendor ZTE Corporation.

Placing Huawei on the so-called "entity list" would also mean that Huawei would be unable to make some of its products due to their needing components from US manufacturers, Reuters reported, quoting Us officials.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was quoted as saying in a statement that Trump backed the decision that would “prevent American technology from being used by foreign owned entities in ways that potentially undermine US national security or foreign policy interests".

Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was arrested by Canadian authorities in December based on a US warrant, for allegedly playing a role in violating US domestic sanctions on exporting products to Iran.

In a statement issued on Monday, Ross listed 12 foreign entities and individuals to the list, but named nobody. "This list contains the names of foreign parties that are subject to specific license requirements for the export, re-export, and/or in-country transfer of controlled items, ensuring that sensitive technologies do not fall into the hands of those who would threaten U.S. national security or American citizens," the statement said.

Ross said: “The Trump Administration will vigorously defend against any action which could harm American citizens or our nation’s security. We are putting individuals, businesses, and organisations across the world on notice that they will be held accountable for supporting Iran’s WMD activities and other illicit schemes.

“Moreover, we cannot allow China’s civil-military integration strategy to undermine US national security through prohibited technology transfer plots orchestrated by state actors. This designation complements criminal actions BIS and the Department of Justice are taking to penalise the theft of controlled US technology.”

Read 5481 times

Please join our community here and become a VIP.

Subscribe to ITWIRE UPDATE Newsletter here
JOIN our iTWireTV our YouTube Community here
BACK TO LATEST NEWS here

GET READY FOR XCONF AUSTRALIA 2022

Thoughtworks presents XConf Australia, back in-person in three cities, bringing together people who care deeply about software and its impact on the world.

In its fifth year, XConf is our annual technology event created by technologists for technologists.

Participate in a robust agenda of talks as local thought leaders and Thoughtworks technologists share first-hand experiences and exchange new ways to empower teams, deliver quality software and drive innovation for responsible tech.

Explore how at Thoughtworks, we are making tech better, together.

Tickets are now available and all proceeds will be donated to Indigitek, a not-for-profit organisation that aims to create technology employment pathways for First Nations Peoples.


Click the button below to register and get your ticket for the Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane event

GET YOUR TICKET!

PROMOTE YOUR WEBINAR ON ITWIRE

It's all about Webinars.

Marketing budgets are now focused on Webinars combined with Lead Generation.

If you wish to promote a Webinar we recommend at least a 3 to 4 week campaign prior to your event.

The iTWire campaign will include extensive adverts on our News Site itwire.com and prominent Newsletter promotion https://itwire.com/itwire-update.html and Promotional News & Editorial. Plus a video interview of the key speaker on iTWire TV https://www.youtube.com/c/iTWireTV/videos which will be used in Promotional Posts on the iTWire Home Page.

Now we are coming out of Lockdown iTWire will be focussed to assisting with your webinars and campaigns and assistance via part payments and extended terms, a Webinar Business Booster Pack and other supportive programs. We can also create your adverts and written content plus coordinate your video interview.

We look forward to discussing your campaign goals with you. Please click the button below.

MORE INFO HERE!

BACK TO HOME PAGE
Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

Share News tips for the iTWire Journalists? Your tip will be anonymous

WEBINARS ONLINE & ON-DEMAND

GUEST ARTICLES

VENDOR NEWS

Guest Opinion

Guest Interviews

Guest Reviews

Guest Research

Guest Research & Case Studies

Channel News

Comments