US bans Chinese tech equipment sales over security risk

26 November, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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US has prohibited the import or sale of new communications equipment manufactured by China's Huawei Technologies and ZTE, citing national security concerns.

US has prohibited the import or sale of new communications equipment manufactured by China’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE, citing national security concerns.

US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday stated that it has enacted final regulations prohibiting the sale or import of equipment manufactured by Chinese businesses Dahua Technology, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology, and Hytera Communications.

“The new rules prohibit the authorization of equipment through the FCC’s Certification process and make clear that such equipment cannot be authorised through the Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity process or imported or marketed under rules that allow exemption from an equipment authorization,” stated FCC.

“The Covered List (which includes both equipment and services) currently includes communications equipment manufactured by Huawei Technologies, ZTE Corporation, Hytera Communications, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology, and Dahua Technology (and their subsidiaries and affiliates),” company added.

FCC announced new regulations restricting the importation or sale of communications equipment judged to pose an unacceptable danger to national security in the United States.

It goes on to say that this is the Commission’s latest effort to safeguard US communications networks.

Washington has taken a number of steps in recent years to create a more secure and resilient supply chain for communications equipment and services within the United States.