Wilbur Ross accused ZTE of 'egregious behaviour' © DPA/PA Images
Wilbur Ross accused ZTE of 'egregious behaviour' © DPA/PA Images

US firms banned from supplying China's ZTE

18 April 2018

US companies have been banned from supplying to Chinese telecoms equipment manufacturer ZTE for seven years after secretary of commerce Wilbur Ross accused the firm of further violations connected to the company’s previous admission of shipping of goods to Iran and North Korea.

According to Reuters, the ban could be catastrophic for ZTE, since American companies are estimated to provide 25% to 30% of components in ZTE’s equipment, and could exacerbate diplomatic tensions between China and the US.

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