We have the first company that has gone against the US Government over its restrictions on Huawei. Ever since the US Government placed a ban on Huawei, none of the US-based companies has risen against the Trump organization for this move. However, FedEx which is a courier company based in the US has moved to court against the US government. This is because the government has placed restrictions on shipping products from certain Chinese companies including Huawei.
FedEx filed the case in the District of Columbia and the company claims that it should not be expected to enforce the export ban. Also, the company cannot be held liable for shipping products that it did not know about.
From the filing, it is revealed that the company says that export restriction rules “essentially deputize FedEx to police the contents of the millions of packages it ships daily even though doing so is a virtually impossible task, logistically, economically, and in many cases, legally.”
U.S. Commerce department spokesperson says that “We have not yet reviewed the complaint, but nevertheless look forward to defending Commerce’s role in protecting U.S. national security.” Apart from banning Huawei from selling its products in the U.S. or doing business with US companies, the US government has also put a ban on shipping Huawei products inside the country.
Now, the whole issue was highlighted when two parcels sent by FedEx for Huawei in Asia came back to the United States. At that time, FedEx said that the packages were “misrouted in error” but the Chinese government has already launched an investigation.
Huawei, however, took a tough stance on this entire situation. The company said on Twitter that “it was not within FedEx’s right to prevent the delivery and said the courier had a “vendetta.””. China’s foreign ministry has also asked for a full explanation regarding this issue.