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Trump's looming Huawei ban puts 800 Japanese companies on the spot

NTT, SoftBank, Kajima rush to replace equipment from five Chinese suppliers

Companies that bid on federal contracts must certify that they do not use products from Huawei and four other Chinese tech companies.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK -- The U.S. will impose a ban next month on federal procurement from businesses that use products made by Huawei Technologies and four other Chinese tech companies deemed security threats, a move that affects more than 800 Japanese enterprises.

U.S. agencies will be barred from signing or renewing contracts with companies that use products or services from Huawei, peer ZTE, camera makers Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology and Zhejiang Dahua Technology or radio manufacturer Hytera Communications. Washington cites the risk of sensitive information leaking to Beijing.

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