Technology giant, Huawei, has filed a lawsuit against the United States government over a ban that restricts federal agencies from using its products.
Huawei is one of the world’s largest telecommunications equipment and services providers.
The company said the US government failed to provide evidence to support the ban. It also rejected claims it was spying for the Chinese government.
Consequently, Huawei is challenging the constitutionality of Section 889 of the National Defense Authorisation Act, with the complaint filed already in a federal court in Texas.
The US has restricted the use of Huawei products over national security concerns. It has also been lobbying allies to boycott the Chinese telecoms firm’s services, especially its 5G technology.
The lawsuit by the company is part of a push back over the recent months to challenge claims that its products pose security risks.
“The US Congress has repeatedly failed to produce any evidence to support its restrictions on Huawei products. We are compelled to take this legal action as a proper and last resort,” Huawei vice Chairman, Guo Ping said in a statement.
“This ban not only is unlawful, but also restricts Huawei from engaging in fair competition, ultimately harming US consumers.”
Ping also accused the US of misleading the public about Huawei and allegations of hacking its servers.
Canada is also planning to extradite Meng Wanzhou, the company’s chief financial officer, who has been under arrest, to the US. The US government alleged that Meng had been doing business with Iran, which is against its international sanctions placed on the middle east country.