Huawei: The US undermines trust in supply chains

The Huawei Uganda Headquaters in Kamwokya, Kampala Uganda

Days after Huawei’s extension on the US Entity list for the 2nd time since 2019 extending the company’s ban to 2021. Huawei technologies has risen to oppose the amendments made by the US department of commerce that specifically target the company.

According to a statement issued by Huawei today, the company was added to the US entity list on May 16, 2019, without justification. Since then, the company has remained committed to complying to all US government rules and regulations.

However, even with the compliance streak, the Trump Administration has continued to place a ban on the company, in spite of a number of key industrial and technological elements still available to the company.

In opposition to the fresh ban that will run till 2021. Huawei has noted the United States’ decision as an undermined trust in supply chains. 

In fulfillment of the company’s contractual obligations to customers and suppliers, Huawei has always forged a path against all odds, But the US has ignored concerns of the many companies and industry associations strongly supported by Huawei as the company published:

This decision was arbitrary and pernicious, and threatens to undermine the entire industry worldwide. This new rule will impact the expansion, maintenance, and continuous operations of networks worth hundreds of billions of dollars that we have rolled out in more than 170 countries. 

It will also impact communications services for the more than 3 billion people who use Huawei products and services worldwide. To attack a leading company from another country, the US government has intentionally turned its back on the interests of Huawei’s customers and consumers. This goes against the US government’s claim that it is motivated by network security.

This decision by the US government does not just affect Huawei. It will have a serious impact on a wide number of global industries. In the long run, this will damage the trust and collaboration within the global semiconductor industry which many industries depend on, increasing conflict and loss within these industries. 

The US is leveraging its own technological strengths to crush companies outside its own borders. This will only serve to undermine the trust international companies place in US technology and supply chains. Ultimately, this will harm US interests.

Huawei is undertaking a comprehensive examination of this new rule. We expect that our business will inevitably be affected. We will try all we can to seek a solution. We hope that our customers and suppliers will continue to stand with us and minimize the impact of this discriminatory rule.

With the fresh extension of Huawei’s US Ban, the company will now strive with custom operating systems as it has always done and succeeded in maintaining its 2nd best manufacturer position against the US-based Apple.

Nonetheless, as the company continues to share its concerns on the ban extension. It’s operations and worldwide coverage still remain intact with vast potential to plan 5G coverage in most countries around the world.

Editor’s Note: Part of this story is from a Statement published by Huawei Technologies

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