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FedEx sues the US Department of Commerce. UU.

FedEx has filed a lawsuit against the United States government arguing that it should not be done to enforce export bans.

Legal action

It came after a Huawei PCMag phone tried to send from its UK office to its US office. UU.

It was returned to the United Kingdom due to the blacklist of the Chinese company by President Trump, which sparked a great deal of controversy for FedEx.

The device was delivered from London to Indianapolis, but returned to our office in London. When we received it again, the package had a message that said there was a ?problem of the US government. UU. ?

With Huawei and the Chinese government and that the device could not be sent to its destination in New York. Apparently, the delivery caused a panic attack for a FedEx Europe package handler, FedEx told PCMag.

Chinese government

He had already initiated an investigation into FedEx in May after packages destined for China were sent by mistake to the United States.

FedEx said the Export Administration Regulation (EAR) "As it is currently built and implemented, it imposes an unreasonable burden on FedEx to monitor the millions of shipments that transit our network every day."

"FedEx is a transportation company, not a law enforcement agency," It reads in the statement.

FedEx

He maintains that US citizens have an expectation of privacy for their package transportation services.

The delivery company continues to say that the regulations in their current form ?They essentially replace FedEx to monitor the content of the millions of packages that are sent daily, although doing so is a virtually impossible task, logistically, economically and in many ways. cases, legally. "

In an interview with Fox News

The US Secretary of Commerce UU., Wilbur Ross, said that ?The regulation establishes that common carriers cannot knowingly send items in contravention of the list of entities or other export control authorities. to know what's in each package. "

US companies are currently prohibited from doing business with foreign Huawei units due to the government's view that Huawei is a security risk. However, this does not prohibit private citizens from buying and importing the device into the country, nor should it prevent Huawei devices from being sent from a foreign country to the United States.

As to how exactly the PCMag package came to be returned, there has been a lot of confusion and signaling from the delivery entities. FedEx said the "error" that prevented the delivery of PCMag packages was caused by an employee who misunderstood the blacklist. The package was returned to Parcelforce, a unit of the Royal Mail of the United Kingdom.

But nevertheless

Parcelforce customer service said the rejection was definitely a ?customs issue,? a statement that was later contradicted again by the managing director of Parcelforce in a separate statement to PCMag. Stay tuned for new updates as this story continues to unfold.

Stay tuned for new updates as this story continues to unfold.