US Department of Commerce to accept additional evidence from ZTE

27 April, 2018, 00:55 | Author: Larry Hoffman
  • The ZTE Axon

According to The Wall Street Journal, the United States prosecutors in NY have begun investigating whether Huawei, the leading Chinese smartphone maker and one of the largest telecom equipment manufacturer, violated USA sanctions against Iran.

Even before the export ban on ZTE, the US Congress barred the Pentagon from buying equipment from ZTE and Huawei Technologies. "No matter what difficulties we encounter, we can only survive and thrive by doing our own business well and serving our customers better", he said. Tariffs against Chinese manufacturers were also joined by actions against Chinese tech companies.

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said she had seen the report. After all, Huawei has been in the United States government's cross hair perhaps longer than ZTE. China doesn't actually have any sanctions on the country, and shipping Chinese technology would not directly violate USA sanctions.

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That is in stark contrast with ZTE, the Shenzhen-based telecommunications equipment maker that is both Huawei's competitor and comrade in the global technology race.

It said the probe of Huawei is similar to one that China's ZTE Corp. says is now threatening its survival.

The US Department of Commerce banned US exports to the company after it found that ZTE violated an agreement.

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In April 2017, lawmakers sent another letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross asking for F7 to be publicly identified and fully investigated. It is unacceptable that BIS insists on unfairly imposing the most severe penalty on ZTE even before the completion of investigation of facts, ignoring the continuous diligent work of ZTE and the progress we have made on export compliance and disregarding the fact that (1) ZTE self-identified the issues in the correspondence and self-reported by ZTE immediately; (2) the Company has taken measures against the employees who might have been responsible for this incident; (3) corrective measures has been taken immediately; and (4) a prestigious USA law firm has been engaged to conduct independent investigation. In January 2013, Reuters reported that a Hong Kong-based firm that attempted to sell embargoed Hewlett-Packard computer equipment to Iran's largest mobile-phone operator has much closer ties to China's Huawei Technologies than was previously known.

But as the Commerce Department revealed last week, ZTE never reprimanded its 35 lower-level employees, and worse, it made false statements to the Department about its compliance.

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