U.S. Bans Chinese Tech Companies from Government Contracts

A new rule being implemented by the Trump Administration effective August 13 will ban U.S. government contracts to several Chinese companies deemed a security threat in their offering of telecommunications equipment and services and video surveillance equipment.  The companies targeted include Huawei, Dahua, Hytera, Hikvision and ZTE.  The ban follows through on measures called for in the U.S. Defense Authorization Act of 2019, which sought to limit government contract awards to Chinese companies determined to present unacceptable security risks to the U.S. government.  Huawei has reportedly challenged the constitutionality of the bill in federal court.