U.S. lifts crippling supplier ban on ZTE

Get the Full StoryThe U.S. Department of Commerce on Friday lifted a 7-year ban on Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE. The ban lasted only 3 months.

For those who may not have been following the saga that closely, it all started when the U.S. banned ZTE from importing phone parts from American companies back in April.

The supplier ban was in response to ZTE misleading the Commerce Department about violating U.S. sanctions with Iran and North Korea. Furthermore, the U.S. intelligence community as well as Congress warned of national security concerns involving ZTE products.

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