The US government comes Wednesday with rules that prohibit the purchase of Huawei products by US government agencies. This is reported by Bloomberg news agency based on senior government officials.
The rules are the result of a law signed by President Donald Trump in March and will take effect next week. Then government services may not purchase video surveillance equipment, telecom equipment and services from Huawei.
The US suspects the Chinese company, which makes network equipment and mobile phones, among other things, of close ties with the Chinese government and has therefore labeled it a security risk.
The rule not only affects Huawei, but also industry counterpart ZTE and a few other companies. The second part of the law will take effect next year. In that case, US government departments are no longer allowed to do business with companies associated with companies that are blacklisted from next week.