- HR 4717 prohibits the US government from procuring “covered telecommunications equipment or services”
- Equipment made by Huawei Technologies Company or ZTE Corporation
- an entity that uses any equipment, system, or service that uses covered telecommunications equipment or services as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as critical technology as part of any system.
A recently introduced bill in the US House of Representatives threatens to ban the use of ZTE and Huawei equipment by the government. It also prohibits contractors who use equipment made by those companies. Portfolio diversification is important in investing and business. A diverse portfolio of services would allow a supplier to continue doing business in the event of a product embargo. Supply chain risk should become part of your risk register for business continuity.
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