Chinese Surveillance Co. Says FCC Can’t Block It From US

By Nadia Dreid (November 18, 2021, 7:26 PM EST) — Chinese video surveillance company Hikvision is coming out swinging against proposals that the Federal Communications Commission block it from selling in the United States, telling the agency that it’s powerless to do so because the company isn’t selling communications equipment.

Though the recently passed Secure Equipment Act requires that the agency stop approving equipment authorizations for companies on its so-called covered list — a list of untrustworthy suppliers that are blocked from receiving FCC subsidies — the law doesn’t “expand the scope of the equipment that can be placed on the covered list,” Hikvision pointed out Wednesday in a letter to…

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