Last Month, the US Government banned all American companies from doing trade with Huawei citing “security reasons”. This means Huawei has to shut down all its business with its American trade partners.
Recently, this business shutdown took a new turn when FedEx, a multinational courier delivery services company headquartered in Tennessee, US, refused to transport a Huawei P30 Pro from the UK to Indianapolis, US. This incident came to limelight when Sascha Segan, a member of PC Maganize, took Twitter to vent his frustration over this practice.
He states, “This is totally ridiculous. Our UK writer tried to send us his Huawei P30 unit so I could check something – not a new phone, our existing phone, already held by our company, just being sent between offices.”
The reason stated by FedEx is as follows:
“Parcel returned by FedEx, Due U.S. Government issue with Huawei and China government. RTS”
The Courier service got to know about the parcel contents due to the customs paperwork and decided not to ship the Huawei product to the US whereas the ban imposed on Huawei has nothing to do with transporting a phone to the US that was already purchased somewhere else. This was even clarified by UPS, another American multinational package delivery and supply chain management company, who stated:
“There is no such law that banned the importation of Huawei devices.”
The China-US Trade War is far from being over with the rivalry taking new turns every other day. In the midsts of the trade war, if you wish to import a Huawei product, you can definitely ask UPS to import it for you.
What do you think of the Huawei ban situation? Was FedEx in the right? Let me know in the comments.