The Polish Chinese technology company said Wednesday that it wants Washington to "stop illegal action" against it, and calls US restrictions on Huawei as an attempt to put it out of business.
US politicians "use the power of an entire nation to come after a private company," said Song Liuping, Huawei's chief executive at a Shenzhen press conference.
Huawei has filed a summary summary judgment and ask about the right to circumvent a part of the National Defense Law. The technology company claims that part of the law – which specifically prohibits authorities using technology from Huawei and its smaller Chinese rival, ZTE ( ZTCOF )
1; violates the United States Constitution by appointing a person or group for punishment without trial.
"The US government has provided no evidence that Huawei is a security threat. There is no weapon, no smoke. Just speculation, Song says.
Huawei first filed lawsuit challenging part of the National Defense Act back in March.
But it was before the United States succeeded with an export ban, effectively preventing US companies from doing business with Huawei. The US Department of Commerce placed Huawei on a list of foreign firms considered to undermine US national security or foreign policy interests earlier this month. Listed companies are barred from receiving components and software unless trading is licensed.
The Huawei lawsuit will at best be "a pyrrhic victory" in the face of the new US restrictions, says Paul Triolo, who specializes in global technology policy at Eurasia Group.
The case "looks like the last spark of the firm's legal approach to American action, and if it is to survive … the firm should sue for mild treatment from the Commerce Department," said Triolo.
suppliers such as Google ( GOOGL ) and ARM Holdings to link with the Chinese company, top UK and Japan vendors also delay the launch of Huawei smartphones.
Adding Huawei to the blacklist "Sets a dangerous precedent," Song said. "Today, there is telecommunications and Huawei. Tomorrow it could be your industry, your business, your consumers, "he added.
Huawei says it has stored inventory and diversified its supply chain for many years, pending being cut off from US suppliers.
But experts say can't source US parts and components for too long will be crippling. Huawei is the leader in 5G technology, and the trading blacklist can also make it difficult to continue rolling out the ultra -Switch wireless technology globally.
Song said being on the blacklist would hurt "more than 3 billion customers" by Huawei in over 170 countries, including in the United States where it still works with some rural operators. basic human rights, and the US government puts its rights at risk, "he said.