Huawei on Tuesday dropped a lawsuit against the US Commerce Department and other agencies after the government returned telecom equipment it seized back in September 2017. The suit was filed in June, separately to the one the Chinese company for the overall .
The seized equipment included computer servers, Ethernet switches and other telecoms gear on its way back to China after testing in California, Huawei noted. Nearly two years later, Huawei filed its suit because the government hadn't decided on whether an export license was required.
"After a prolonged and unexplained seizure, Huawei has decided to drop the case after the US government returned the equipment, which Huawei views as a tacit admission that the seizure itself was unlawful and arbitrary," Huawei wrote in its a statement.
The Commerce Department, which declined to comment, added Huawei to its blacklist followingfrom President Donald Trump that basically banned it from US communications networks.
It required American companies to get a license to do business with the Chinese telecom giant, which is thedue to its links to the Chinese government. Those companies will to sell to Huawei once its ends.
First published at 3:33 a.m. PT.
Updated at 7:10 a.m. PT: Adds that the Commerce Department declined to comment.