Addressing the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth last Friday, Huawei’s VP of Global Government Affairs Simon Lacey said that national security concerns should not be used as a “blank cheque” to justify protectionism.

With remarks pointed at the national security exception invoked by US President Donald Trump’s Muslim-majority country travel ban, Lacey further argued that such exceptions should not be regulated under free trade agreements, but rather through the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Lacey also addressed the Trump administration’s suspicions against their products and said that while they were a Chinese company, their hardware is made around the world, same as their competitors.

Source: ZDNet

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