Trump is reportedly preparing to sign an executive order that would enable a ban on Huawei in the US
US President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order this week that would allow the US government to bar US organizations from using telecommunications equipment from firms if this use is considered to represent a national security risk. The order, which comes in the midst of new trade tensions between the US and China, would provide the Trump administration with the means to extend its own boycott of Chinese tech firm Huawei to private companies.
The US has boycotted the Chinese tech giant over security concerns and has been pushing its allies to do the same in order to prevent Huawei from providing the Chinese government with access to the data and systems of foreign governments. However, the campaign has not been highly successful, with major European allies including the UK, Germany and Italy resisting an outright boycott.