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US Govt seeks dismissal of Huawei lawsuit

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The US government has filed a motion on Wednesday seeking dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.

Huawei sued the US government in early March, in a complaint filed in federal court in Texas, saying that a law blacklisting its products was unconstitutional.

The company has been a component of the ongoing trade war between the US and China that has hung over financial markets, with President Donald Trump recently agreeing to loosen restrictions on Huawei after meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit.

Top representatives of the two countries are organizing to resume talks next week, according to Trump administration officials.

On Wednesday, the US government said that because the company was still blacklisted, license requests from US companies seeking to import products to Huawei were being reviewed “under the highest national security scrutiny.”

The government’s motion was filed in US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the same court where the original complaint was filed.

Huawei did not immediately return a request for comment.

The lawsuit is Huawei Technologies USA, & Huawei Technologies v United States of America, et al., No. 4:19-cv-00159-ALM.

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