The Chinese manufacturer of smartphones believes that the ban violates the Constitution of the country.
Huawei filed a lawsuit with the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against the US government because of the ban on the sale of their goods to government agencies, CNN reported . The company announced this on March 7 at a press conference at its headquarters in Shenzhen.
The Chinese company is asking the US federal court to repeal part of the articles of the National Defense Authorization Act, which was adopted in August 2018. The act directly prohibits government agencies to use Huawei devices. The company approves the law violates the US Constitution because it imposes a penalty on an individual without a court.
This ban is not only illegal, but it also restricts Huawei’s participation in a competitive market, which ultimately harms US consumers.
Congress did not provide any evidence to support the ban on Huawei products. We have to go to court as a last resort.
The US government has not commented on the lawsuit Huawei.
December 1, 2018, in Canada, the Chief Financial Officer of Huawei Meng Wanzhou was detained on suspicion of evading US trade sanctions against Iran. In early March 2019, Canada began the extradition process in the United States, and Wanzhou sued the US government for violating constitutional rights.
On January 13, Huawei dismissed a top manager arrested in Poland who was suspected of espionage. Four days later, the US Attorney’s Office launched aninvestigation against the company on suspicion of theft of commercial secrets. At the end of the month, the United States government accused Huawei of industrial espionage and theft of technology.