Government Contracts Attorney Eric Crusius spoke to the Financial Times on President Trump’s executive order that “bans the purchase, import and use of any foreign technology that poses an unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States.” Previously, President Trump had banned Huawei from selling 5G telecoms products in the U.S., resulting in rippling effects within the technology trade between U.S. and China. For the next 80 days, Homeland Security is creating a list of specific technologies that pose a threat.
According to Mr. Crusius, “This is very broad, and could have implications even beyond what the focus was of those who wrote it.”
“There is a review process, but it is not one that screams out that it will be fair or open to hearing companies out,” said Mr. Crusius.
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