It’s no secret that Huawei has been under serious distress after the United States placed the Chinese-based company on a blacklist awhile back. But now, Huawei has filed litigation against the U.S. Department of Commerce for other reasons, according to a report from Bloomberg.
The company is already in a lawsuit with the United States over whether or not Huawei is a security threat.
This new lawsuit is actually because of telecommunications equipment that was seized in mid-2017 by American officials. The filing says that officials seized the equipment to find out whether or not an export license was required, but then simply left it in limbo without returning the equipment.
“Defendants have neither made a licensing determination for the equipment nor even indicated” when that decision will be made, leaving Huawei without its equipment. “They have instead simply left the equipment in limbo,” the suit said.
It’s obviously going to take some time for the case to be presented, but it was filed today in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.. The U.S. Department of Commerce was named, as well as the Bureau of Industry and the Office of Export Enforcement.