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RFA: Russia Tightening Up Import Permission on Huawei and ZTE Products

Radio Free Asia (RFA) Chinese Edition recently reported that the Russian government, following the United States, Australia, and India, is also considering tightening up the permission to import equipment from Huawei and ZTE. Various Russian media reported that multiple Russian electronic equipment industry associations have filed requests to restrict the importation of Huawei and ZTE products. The government is prepared to require all foreign manufacturers to mark the products clearly with original maker names and related information and the government will also ban “middlemen” who buy these products and resell them. Although the list of manufacturers also includes U.S. and Japanese vendors, yet China is the primary supplier of Russian communications equipment. Russian domestic communications equipment manufacturers only hold six to eight percent of the nation’s market.

Source: RFA Chinese, August 23, 2018