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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Trump Signs Order to Safeguard US Telecommunication Networks

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7Dnews London

Wed, 15 May 2019 21:00 GMT

President Donald Trump on Wednesday, May 15th, signed an executive order declaring a national emergency and barring US companies from using telecommunications equipment made by firms posing a national security risk, paving the way for a ban on doing business with China's Huawei Technologies Co, reported Reuters. 

Reuters reported on Tuesday that Trump was expected to take action on the long-awaited proposal this week. The executive order invokes the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, which gives the president the authority to regulate commerce in response to a national emergency that threatens the United States. The order directs the Commerce Department, working with other government agencies, to draw up a plan for enforcement. 


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