The news of the possible blockade comes after the United States has filed a new indictment against Huawei for extortion and theft of information. The manufacturer accused of violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and of stealing trade secrets from six US companies, including T-Mobile. The Department of Justice also claims that Huawei has commercial ties to North Korea and that the manufacturer has provided internal surveillance systems to the Iranian government.
Altogether Huawei and its CFO, Meng Wanzhou, daughter of the company's founder, Ren Zhengfei, now face 16 conspiracy and extortion charges, noting that the Chinese company had a rewards program for its employees that obtained confidential information from its competitors. .
More recently, a judge in a Texas federal court found that the lawsuit filed by Huawei against the Donald Trump government in March 2019 is not valid. The complaint filed by the manufacturer claimed that Section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Law (NDAA) was unconstitutional. The regulation approved in August 2018 prohibits federal agencies from purchasing Huawei equipment and services.
The Wall Street Journal says that, according to Judge Amos Mazzant's decision, the US Congress has the power to prevent federal agencies from using equipment from certain companies. The possibility of making an agreement with the government (for the supply of equipment) a privilege, not a right guaranteed in the Constitution, left the judge open.
The saga between Huawei and the United States has already spilled a lot of ink and, it seems, is far from over. The company has been on the black list of the Donald Trump administration since May 2019, although suspicions regarding its performance have existed since 2011. From then on, postponements to an effective blockade have been made, with the last moratorium ending on February 18. .