FedEx misinterpretes Huawei ban, no longer ships Huawei phones

Huawei’s US ban keeps turning up new and unexpected complications. You’d think the prohibitions banning US companies from doing any business with Huawei would apply to Huawei itself, but some companies are interpreting that to mean doing any business with any thing associated with Huawei.

A parcel sent to a PCMag employee from the UK to the US was returned to the UK employee once the shipping company noticed the product being shipped was a Huawei P30 Pro.

A FedEx agent said:

On May 16, 2019, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. and 68 of its global affiliates were included on the ‘Entity List’ which sets out a list of certain entities that US companies are restricted from doing business with. My apologies for the inconvenience this has caused you.

For its part, a Huawei representative noted that the executive order was being misinterpreted by FedEx as there exists no shipping restriction on Huawei products.

This is not the first Huawei shipping incident adjacent to the Trump executive order, earlier in the month Huawei raised concerns over FedEx redirecting some of its parcels to the US for no apparent reason. This ended up resulting in it being investigated by Chinese authorities as reported by the South China Morning Post.

Via: Android Central

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