On September 10, Huawei has announced that it has dropped a lawsuit against the US Commerce Department and several government agencies after its detained telecom equipment returned.
Huawei has originally filed the lawsuit in June this year in response to telecommunications equipment that was seized without justification by US officials in September 2017. According to Huawei, this seizure of its equipment was “unlawful and arbitrary”.
“This case was cited among a series of concerns the company recently enumerated with regard to inappropriate and unjustified actions against Huawei by the US government. ”
“Arbitrary and unlawful government actions like this – detaining property without cause or explanation – should serve as a cautionary tale for all companies doing normal business in the United States, and should be subject to legal constraints,” said Dr. Song Liuping, Huawei’s chief legal officer.
The US government has alleged Huawei for security espionage and for working on the instruction of the Chinese military.
Additionally, the US has imposed the trade ban on the Chinese telecom giant in May. While Huawei has denied all of these claims repeatedly and said its equipment and devices are safe to use