Commerce Secretary: US Has Reached Agreement With China's ZTE

ZTE signs preliminary agreement to lift US ban

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that ZTE will pay a $1 billion fine for its recent violations. The company has also been accused of posing a national-security risk to the U.S. In February, six U.S. intelligence chiefs told the Senate that hardware from the Chinese company could not be trusted and advised Americans not to use ZTE phones.

Finally, while no agreement has been officially inked, the sources in the Reuters article did say ZTE has finished all of its signatures and that the us just needs to finalize the deal. These penalties come on top of the millions ZTE has already paid to the U.S. under its 2017 settlement. This brings the total penalties against ZTE to $2.29 billion, including the $400 million which will be placed in escrow.

Recently, ZTE has signed a preliminary agreement that would lift the ZTE ban imposed by the US Department of Commerce that prevented US companies from buying electronic components from Chinese suppliers.

The compliance team will report jointly to the new ZTE chairman and the US Commerce Department.

ZTE's survival has been a topic of discussion in high-level US-China trade talks. "ZTE has also been replacing some of its top executives in a bid to make good on its pledge".

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But the deal came under fire from Senator Chuck Schumer, who accused President Trump of shooting "blanks" at China while aiming his trade fire at allies such as Europe and Canada. Ross, speaking on CNBC today, said that a compliance team picked by the USA will be embedded at ZTE.

Ross called ZTE's actions a "world-class embarrassment", and said that the US deal with ZTE imposes the "most strict" compliance ever on any company.

The ban in effect nearly destroyed ZTE as it now relies on many components from American companies. The company already has a United States court-appointed monitor. The company already has a USA court-appointed monitor.

The US slapped sanctions on Chinese government-controlled in ZTE in April for selling goods to North Korea and Iran. The arrangement takes place in the midst of an environment of growing trade tensions between Washington and Beijing, following the threat of Trump to impose tariffs of 150 billion dollars on Chinese imports, and the decision of the Asian giant to adopt reciprocal measures. Separately, Qualcomm is trying to get Chinese approval for its pending US$44 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors NV NXPI.O .

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