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Trade war

Huawei ban ripples across global supply chain

Companies vexed by dragnet cast by US export restrictions

The U.S. Commerce Department placed Huawei Technologies on a trade blacklist on Wednesday.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. decision to place Huawei Technologies on an export blacklist has sent companies across the world scrambling to respond to the latest salvo against China's largest telecommunications supplier.

When the U.S. Commerce Department announced Wednesday the addition of Huawei to the list of foreign enterprises that pose national security risks, law firms sent urgent warnings to client businesses considering that the restrictions would go into effect the next day.

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