China may blacklist FedEx after Huawei delivery mistakes.

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According to a recent Bloomberg article, China is considering blacklisting US-based FedEx Crop.

The blacklist was created this past May to single out firms China believes to be unreliable entities that damage the interests of domestic Chinese companies.

In addition to FedEx not delivering a package containing a Huawei smartphone from the UK to the US. Huawei previously diverted documents to be shipped from Japan to China to the United States instead without authorization.


FedEx sues Commerce Department.

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On Monday June 24th, FedEx filed a lawsuit against the the U.S. Department of Commerce to avoid having to follow the BIS entity list restrictions the government imposed back in May against doing business with Huawei.

A FedEx statement said “FedEx is a transportation company, not a law enforcement agency,” and that the EAR violates a shipping company’s rights to due process under the Fifth Amendment because all shipping companies are strictly liable for shipments that violate the Export Administration Regulations; without requiring evidence the shippers had knowledge of any violations.

In short, FedEx claims compliance with the new EAR regulations is impossible because FedEx cannot know the origin and technological make-up of all the contents of the shipments it handles.

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China wants answers why FedEx refused to ship Huawei phone.

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As a follow-up to yesterday’s article about Huawei returning the shipment of a Huawei smartphone from the UK to the US, China’s Foreign Ministry has requested to know why FedEx refused to deliver the phone to the US.

While FedEx issued a statement already blaming an “operational error”, FedEx has said it will continue to ship all Huawei products to any address other than those of Huawei and its affiliates.

This is the second such instance where FedEx did not deliver Huawei equipment. Earlier this year, Huawei redirected a shipment of Huawei equipment.