Huawei hires law firm of Sidley Austin to lobby on their behalf.

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According to Bloomberg, in July of this year, Huawei Technologies Co. hired the law firm Sidley Austin LLP to lobby on their behalf on export controls, trade sanctions and other national-security related topics. Sidley Austin is also the firm retained by Huawei for their other legal issues in the US.

Even though Huawei was added to the BIS entity list in May, the Trump administration delayed the restrictions after meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Japan six weeks ago. The delay in imposing restrictions on doing business with Huawei expires this upcoming Monday, August 19th.

As Huawei is the biggest purchasers of semiconductors, chipmakers such as Intel, Qualcomm, and Broadcom have sent their chief executives to meet with Trump in July in additional lobbying efforts.

The US claims Huawei can build backdoors into its equipment and that part of their technology is based off stolen intellectual property. Huawei counters that governments and customers in 170 countries use their equipment and that they pose no threat to cybersecurity.

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