The United States has banned selling and importing new communications equipment from five Chinese companies, including Huawei and ZTE, amid national security concerns.
Other companies on the list include Hikvision, Dahua, and Hytera, which make video surveillance equipment and two-way radio systems.
This is the first time US regulators have taken such a step for security reasons.
Hikvision said its products do not pose a threat to US security.
He said the decision “will do nothing to protect America’s national security, but it will do much to make it more harmful and more costly for small businesses, local officials, school districts and individual consumers in America.” themselves, their homes, businesses, and property.”
Huawei and others have previously denied providing data to the Chinese government.
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said its members voted unanimously on Friday to adopt the new rules.
“The FCC is committed to protecting our national security by ensuring that untrusted communications equipment is not authorized for use within our borders,” commission chair Jessica Rosenworcel said in a statement.
“These new rules are an important part of our ongoing efforts to protect the American people from national security threats associated with telecommunications,” he said.
Because the ban is not retroactive, listed companies may continue selling products previously approved in the US.
But the FCC said it is seeking comment on future revisions to the rules regarding devices already authorized for import or sale, meaning existing authorizations could be revoked in the future.
The latest sanctions are imposed against Chinese tech companies following espionage concerns in the US, of which US officials have become increasingly wary in recent years.
Under the Barack Obama administration, actions designed to limit Chinese telecommunications companies’ access to the US market took root. They then accelerated during the presidency of Donald Trump and continued under current US President Joe Biden.