FedEx sues US government over Huawei and sanctions

FedEx sues postal and courier services company in the United States


What's the matter?

FedEx complains of government-imposed export control rules, according to which courier companies must monitor the contents of all packages for possible export disruptions.

The company believes that these requirements violateconstitutional provisions, namely the right to privacy. In addition, FedEx will not physically be able to check every package, because there are about 15 million of such packages every day.

“FedEx is a transportation company, not a law enforcement agency,” the statement says.

And here is Huawei?

The other day, FedEx got into a major internationala scandal, and it is connected with Huawei., a British journalist, decided to send a P30 Pro smartphone to his American colleagues and used the postal service. But a few days later the parcel returned to London with an explanation: "The parcel was returned due to the difficulties of the American authorities with Huawei and the Chinese authorities."

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FedEx representatives have already apologized for this incident.and called it an "operating error." According to them, a note with an explanation, most likely, belongs to the loaders. “As an international company that transports 15 million packages every day, we strive to comply with all the rules and adapt our operations in accordance with the changing US legal system,” the statement said.

What now

The US Department of Commerce has not yet reviewed FedEx lawsuit, but plans to "defend its role in national security."

By the way, this is not the first such case when Huawei's packages did not reach the recipient. Therefore, China can add FedEx to its own “black list”.