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Huawei crackdown

Huawei will source parts outside US, solar unit head says

Advanced stockpiling to ease blacklist impact for world-leading inverter business

A solar plant in the U.S. state of Colorado: U.S. senators have called for a ban on imports of Huawei Technologies power inverters, citing the risk of cyberattacks.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI -- Huawei Technologies' world-leading solar power inverter business will find alternative suppliers for components that it now buys in the U.S. after Washington placed the manufacturer on a trade blacklist, a senior company official told Nikkei.

"We use American parts for some older-model products," said Tony Xu, head of Huawei's smart solar operations.

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