Huawei Snags De Facto Victory Against US Govt
Chinese tech giant, Huawei, has dropped its lawsuit against the US Government following the return of telecommunication equipment to China after a two-year-long seizure on the grounds of export regulations.
Huawei Technologies USA Inc. (HT USA), filed its case against the US Commerce Department back in June, following the unlawful seizure of telecommunication equipment in September 2017 which was to be returned to China following commercial testing and certification in California.
Following an extensive and belated investigation, the US Government determined in August that HT USA did not require an export licence for its shipment back to China.
The news follows claims Huawei had indeed complied with the Export Administration Regulations.
Huawei’s chief legal officer, Dr Song Liuping announced the de facto victory as an admission by the US government that the seizure was unlawful, despite HT USA’s dismissal of the lawsuit.
“Arbitrary and unlawful government actions like this – detaining property without cause or explanation – should serve as a cautionary tale for all companies doing normal business in the United States, and should be subject to legal constraints,” said Dr Song.
HT USA has requested in their notice of voluntary dismissal at the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, a written explanation for the unlawful detainment of equipment in 2017 from the US Commerce Department.
It follows allegations the US government employed every tool to disrupt Huawei’s normal business operations.
Washington has refused to explain their actions, pushing Dr Song to continue defending Huawei’s legitimate rights and interests with legal means.