hina’s telecommunication giant Huawei has filed suit against the US government for restricting the sale of Huawei equipment and services according to Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Huawei announced the civil action at a press conference on March 7, where Huawei’s rotating president Guo Ping accused the US government of using Section 889 without any evidence and any judicial process. “Section 889 strips Huawei of its due process, violates the separation of power principle, breaks US legal traditions and goes against the very nature of the Constitution,” Guo said.
According to Huawei’s brief, Section 889 of the 2019 NDAA “not only bars all US government agencies from buying Huawei equipment and services, but also bars them from contracting with or awarding grants or loans to third parties who buy Huawei equipment or service,” which Huawei believes “infringes on” their rights and “harms” US consumers as well.
According to media reports, the US federal court has accepted the lawsuit and issued subpoenas to the US government and several officials.