Huawei Technologies Co. has sued the US government, accusing it of violating the principles of market competition. The manufacturer is going to challenge the decision of the White House, which has banned government agencies to use Huawei equipment.
The company says a law limiting its U.S. business was unconstitutional, ratcheting up its fight back against a government bent on closing it out of global markets.
“This ban not only is unlawful, but also restricts Huawei from engaging in fair competition, ultimately harming U.S. consumers. We look forward to the court’s verdict,” Huawei Rotating Chairman Guo Ping said in a statement.
Huawei had filed a complaint in a federal court in Texas challenging Section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), signed into law by U.S. President Donald Trump in August, which bars federal agencies and their contractors from procuring its equipment and services.
Back in January, the United States federal authorities officially charged Huawei Technologies with industrial espionage, fraud, and violation of sanctions against Iran. According the US Department of Justice, the company’s engineers stole technology from T-Mobile. Washington also believes that Huawei continues to do business in Iran, despite sanctions.