“The new rules prohibit the authorization of equipment through the FCC’s Certification process, and make clear that such equipment cannot be authorized under the Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity process or be imported or marketed under rules that allow exemption from an equipment authorization,” the FCC said in a statement.
The FCC said it has adopted new rules prohibiting communications equipment deemed to pose an unacceptable risk to national security from being authorized for importation or sale in the United States.
It adds that this is the latest step by the Commission to protect the US communications networks.
In recent years, Washington has taken multiple actions to build a more secure and resilient supply chain for communications equipment and services within the United States.
CNN reported that the rule also restricts support for the “development or production” of chips at certain manufacturing facilities in China.
Earlier, the US banned sales of some tech products to specific Chinese companies. However, this prevents exports of advanced chips to China in much more expansive.