US President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order this week that will prohibit US firms from doing business with Huawei, Reuters reported citing three unnamed US officials.

If signed, the order will not name any specific names or companies, but bars US companies from using telecoms equipment made by foreign firms that pose a national security risk. Washington considers Huawei to be one of these companies, citing its ties with the Chinese government. The order has been in the works for over a year, but has been delayed several times, Reuters reported. It could be delayed again.

In response to the potential ban from the US market, Huawei’s President of ICT Strategy and Marketing Wang Tao stated Wednesday at an event in Beijing, “We are a global company, and we don’t have too much business in the US. Any change in any country won’t affect our global businesses.”

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