The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has drafted an executive order that could make it much more difficult for Chinese telecommunications companies to operate in the United States. About this reports Bloomberg. According to the publication, the restrictions are designed to protect the national security interests of the country.
The decree does not name specific companies, nor does it expressly prohibit Chinese companies from selling services in the U.S. market. Nevertheless, if the provisions of the decree are implemented, the authority of the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the evaluation of products and activities of foreign companies will be significantly expanded.
Unfortunately, it is not yet known when the executive order will be signed, or if it will be signed at all. There has been no indication from the U.S. National Security Council. Nevertheless, the Council plans to ensure the security of American telecommunications networks. After signing the document, the Chinese Huawei and ZTE will have the hardest time.
They will not be able to continue working under normal conditions, the activities of Chinese organizations will be restricted. According to experts, the decree can be issued in hard and soft forms. In the first case, the work of large Chinese organizations in the United States will be completely banned. In the second case, they will be able to continue operations, but the products will be banned.
The current edict is a continuation of the trade war between the U.S. and China. The U.S. authorities, in promoting the deployment of fifth-generation networks, fear that China will be able to influence the infrastructure in one way or another. That’s why the U.S. government’s actions are quite harsh, it’s necessary so that "the U.S. can make sure that the network infrastructure is secure and reliable.