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Huawei crackdown

US agencies to replace thousands of Chinese cameras and devices

Tech purchase ban extends to Huawei, ZTE and Hikvision

U.S. federal agencies use nearly 7,000 pieces of equipment made by Huawei Technologies.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- U.S. government agencies will eventually need to replace thousands of pieces of Chinese telecommunications and surveillance equipment under a procurement ban kicking in next Tuesday.

The interim rule announced Wednesday bars federal agencies from purchasing equipment from five Chinese companies or renewing contracts with them. It is based on the National Defense Authorization Act signed into law in 2018.

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