China Could Retaliate Over Tech Ban, Chamber Warns

Law360, Los Angeles (April 4, 2013, 11:19 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups on Thursday urged Congress to reconsider a recently passed federal law curtailing some government agencies from buying computer products manufactured in China due to cybersecurity concerns, arguing the prohibition could lead to retaliation and even jeopardize national security.

The law, part of an appropriations bill President Barack Obama signed last week, requires the FBI to screen China-made information technology products before the U.S. Department of Commerce, Department of Justice and other federal agencies are allowed to purchase...
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