Analysis

Huawei Ban's Compliance Rules Too Taxing For Contractors

By Daniel Wilson (November 1, 2019, 5:49 PM EDT) -- The federal government's swift implementation of an interim ban on products from Huawei and other Chinese companies has left contractors concerned about meeting their compliance burdens, and attorneys say an upcoming final rule is unlikely to fully address those worries.

The interim rule, which went into effect as soon as the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council dropped it in August, bars contractors from providing federal agencies with telecommunications systems or video surveillance equipment made by five Chinese companies, including Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., the world's largest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment.

While the rule stems from lawmakers' concerns about Chinese-made equipment potentially being...

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