Huawei offers to sign a no-spy agreement with governments

Huawei offers to sign a no-spy agreement with governments

This Executive Order declares a national emergency with respect to the threats against information and communications technology and services in the United States and delegates authority to the Secretary of Commerce to prohibit transactions posing an unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States or the security and safety of United States persons. Huawei, which has repeatedly denied the allegations, did not immediately comment.

"We are willing to sign no-spy agreements with governments, including the United Kingdom government, to commit ourselves to making our equipment meet the no-spy, no-backdoors standard".

The ban will not name any specific companies, but will direct the U.S. Department of Commerce to draft enforcement rules for it.

The move would come as relations between the U.S. and China continue to break down, with the past week having seen both sides ratchet up tariffs.

The administration official said the Commerce Department was expected to take as long as six months to fashion an approach to the order, so there might not be an immediate effect.

"The security and resilience of the UK's telecoms networks is of paramount importance, and we have strict controls for how Huawei equipment is now deployed in the United Kingdom". Soon, the same might be true for US companies. Huawei is suing the USA government to overturn the ban.

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A state of emergency has been in place since the bombings and security forces have been given sweeping powers to detain suspects. They said there were sporadic incidents of mobs throwing stones and torching motorcycles and cars owned by Muslims.

Last week, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission barred China Mobile Ltd. from the U.S. market over national security concerns and said it was opening a review of other Chinese companies. In January 2018, USA carriers shunned Huawei's newly-launched flagship, the Mate 10 Pro.

While the big wireless companies have already cut ties with Huawei, small rural carriers continue to rely on both Huawei and ZTE switches and other equipment because they tend to be cheaper.

The Huawei logo is seen at a bus stop in Mexico City, Mexico February 22, 2019.

The U.S. has been trying without success to persuade other governments to exclude to exclude equipment made by Huawei from super-fast 5G mobile networks that will connect billions of devices.

The Wall Street Journal first reported in May 2018 that the executive order was under review.

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