China will be investigating FedEx and whether it took actions that damaged the ‘legitimate rights and interests of [its] Chinese clients.’
The move comes after Huawei challenged FedEx for diverting some of its packages which were sent from Japan to China to the USA without authorisation.
“The recent experiences where important commercial documents sent via FedEx were not delivered to their destination, and instead were either diverted to, or were requested to be diverted to, FedEx in the United States, undermines our confidence. We will now have to review our logistics and document delivery support requirements as a direct result of these incidents” a Huawei spokesperson said this week.
A FedEx spokesperson acknowledged the event and said it was done ‘in error’ and not due to ‘external pressure.’
This week, China began to take a harder look at foreign firms which damaged the rights and interests of domestic Chinese clients, and it seems FedEx is the first on that list.