Trump Signs Order to Safeguard US Telecom Networks

Trump Signs Order to Safeguard US Telecom Networks

America's Voice Admin
May 15, 2019

Trump Signs Order to Safeguard US Telecom Networks

FILE - Huawei's logo is seen at its showroom in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China, March 29, 2019.
FILE – Huawei's logo is seen at its showroom in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China, March 29, 2019.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order declaring a national emergency and barring U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by firms posing a national security risk, paving the way for a ban on doing business with China's Huawei Technologies Co.

Reuters reported Tuesday that Trump was expected to take action on the long-awaited proposal this week.

The executive order invokes the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, which gives the president the authority to regulate commerce in response to a national emergency that threatens the United States.

The order directs the Commerce Department, working with other government agencies, to draw up a plan for enforcement.

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