The True Impact of the Chinese Telecom Ban on Government Contractors

Section 889 in effect prevents the sale — or use (starting in August 2020) — of products or services incorporating certain Chinese technology.  The rule covers products and services that incorporate telecommunications equipment produced by Huawei Technologies Company or ZTE Corporation (or any subsidiary or affiliate of such entities) or, in the public safety context, telecommunications or surveillance equipment or services produced by Hytera Communications Corporation, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company, or Dahua Technology Company (or any subsidiary or affiliate of those entities).  But the rule is not limited to end products produced by those companies; it covers most any product that incorporates technology produced by those companies.  For ease of discussion, we will speak in terms of “Huawei et al.”  Just keep in mind, the prohibition encompasses more companies than just Huawei.  To read more download The Gormley Group’s weekly Newsletter

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