Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei has a hidden "backdoor" on the network of a major Dutch telecoms firm, making it possible to access customer data, newspaper De Volkskrant said on Thursday, citing unidentified intelligence sources.
Despite pressure from the United States, Germany has resisted a ban, and France has not indicated it plans to follow a tough line against the Chinese company.
"I think launching now a technological war or a trade war vis-a-vis any other country is not appropriate", French President Emmanuel Macron warned Thursday.
"Therefore, we must conclude the engagement of Huawei presents a potential security risk to the United Kingdom". That would spell good news for US chip makers that supply Huawei. The Entity List Notice requires a license for the sale or transfer to Huawei of any hardware, software, or technology subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), regardless of whether such a sale or transfer takes place outside the United States.
This will prevent American technology from being used by foreign-owned entities in ways that potentially undermine USA national security or foreign policy interests, Ross said, adding that it has been done at the direction of the president.
Australia, Japan and Taiwan have moved to limit use of Huawei technology.
The company's flagship smartphone, the Mate 20 Pro, includes chips made by Skyworks Solutions Inc. and a wireless receiver made by Integrated Device Technologies, both US companies. We will continue to monitor these and other USA government actions against Chinese entities in the coming days and weeks. The move rasied tariffs from 10% to 25% on a range of consumer products, including cell phone, computers and toys.
"We didn't even know there was this decision until members of the press received a statement Wednesday night", says on industry representative who declined to be named because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
The EU in March issued recommendations about 5G security, asking member states to review their networks by the end of June and report their findings to the EU Commission.
The EU imposed import duties of 25% on a $2.8 billion range of imports from the United States in retaliation for U.S. tariffs on European steel and aluminum. Targeted US products include Harley-Davidson motorcycles, bourbon, peanuts, blue jeans, steel and aluminum. "Second, it is not the best way to develop your own ecosystem and have a world of cooperation and decrease tensions", he said.
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Mexico on June 5, 2018 imposed tariffs of up to 25% on American steel, pork, cheese, apples, potatoes and bourbon, in retaliation for USA tariffs on Mexican metals.
As negotiations toward resolving the U.S.
It is the American companies that could suffer from the restriction on Huawei at the earliest stage. The final decision has not yet been published.
Following the restrictions on Huawei's access to US suppliers, the Trump administration will come up with measures to block USA imports of Huawei products.
"Huawei has denied those charges, and its chief executive [Ren Zhengfei] has said he would shut down the company rather than obey Chinese government orders to intercept or divert Internet traffic", the New York Times wrote.
"The executive order is an abuse of national security and unilateral trade sanctions", the Ministry's spokesperson Gao Feng told reporters. In 2018, President Donald Trump signed a bill preventing the federal government from using Huawei equipment, although some rural telecommunications carriers do.