Huawei Sues U.S. Government Over ‘Unconstitutional Ban’ On its Products


HuaweiHuawei, the Chinese corporation that manufactures telecoms equipment and phones has not been having a good time in some of the world’s most lucrative markets such as the U.S. The company cannot even sell its phones in the North American country after the nation’s telecommunications advisors advised the government to cease using any devices made by Huawei. The issue escalated as some of U.S.’s allies followed the advisory. The matter, while being political, has never really been explained, but your guess is as good as mine.

To this end, Huawei has filed a complaint against the U.S. Congress for what is calls unconstitutional sales restrictions. The complaint seeks a judgement that the U.S. government’s restrictions against Huawei are illegal and should be dropped immediately.

According to the corporation, ‘the U.S. Congress has repeatedly failed to produce any evidence to support its restrictions on Huawei products. We are compelled to take this legal action as a proper and last resort.’

“This ban not only is unlawful, but also restricts Huawei from engaging in fair competition, ultimately harming U.S. consumers. We look forward to the court’s verdict, and trust that it will benefit both Huawei and the American people,” said Guo Ping, Huawei Rotating Chairman.

Huawei had been working with U.S. carriers to start selling its devices to the American people. The company had hoped that a carrier-based sale of the Huawei Mate 10 series devices was going to make way for other devices, and eventually popularize its phones in the American market.

The halt infuriated Huawei executives, who argue that its absence in the U.S. market will not stir fair competition in the next generation of mobile networking and telecoms technology, such as a wide roll-out of 5G in the next couple of years.

The technology corporation is also in a legal tussle with USA after Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s CFO was arrested in for allegedly breaking U.S.’s sanctions against Iran. Huawei maintains her arrest and search was against her constitutional rights.