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Report: Trump Eyes Executive Order to Ban Corporate Purchases of Chinese-Made Telecoms Equipment

President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order that would keep U.S. firms from buying and using products from Chinese telecommunications firms ZTE and Huawei, Reuters reported Thursday.

Sources told Reuters the White House could release the executive order as soon as January.

The policy would implement the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and require the Department of Commerce to bar U.S. companies from purchasing telecommunications equipment from foreign manufacturers associated with national security risks, according to people familiar with the matter.

The report said updates on the proposed order come as U.S. wireless communications providers seek partners in preparation for the adoption of 5G networks.
 

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