Date
20 September 2019
Huawei said it failed to get a full explanation from the US over an ‘arbitrary and unlawful’ detention of some equipment for two years. Photo: Reuters
Huawei said it failed to get a full explanation from the US over an ‘arbitrary and unlawful’ detention of some equipment for two years. Photo: Reuters

Huawei drops lawsuit against US over seized equipment

Huawei Technologies has dropped a lawsuit against the US government after Washington released telecoms equipment it had seized on suspicion of violations of export controls, Reuters reports.

The Chinese firm, which has been placed on a US trade blacklist since May, had sued the Commerce Department and other US government agencies for seizing its equipment in Alaska in 2017 en route back to China after a lab test in California.

According to the company, the US government returned the equipment in August after confirming that no export license was required.

Hence, the telecoms giant decided to drop the lawsuit.

Huawei said it was disappointed that the US government refused to provide a full explanation after the “arbitrary and unlawful” detention of the equipment for two years.

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