The official account of Huawei tweeted on June 23, “Was FedEx within its rights to prevent a P30 Pro from being delivered from the UK to the US? No. Representatives from Huawei, UPS and PCMag slam the courier’s vendetta.”
This is in response to the previous drama about FedEx’s rejection of parcels containing Huawei phones last month. “And this is what the Americans or in fact, Westerners call a democratic nation and a nation about freedom and rights. Their definition of rights is whatever serves them well and in their favor.” A top reply under the tweet says.
Sascha Segan, chief analyst of PC magazine, disclosed the story as he intended to mail his P30 Pro to his office for review, but his parcel was rejected by Fedex, due to U.S. government’s issue with Huawei and the Chinese government. “This is totally ridiculous. Our UK writer tried to send us his Huawei Mobile P30 unit so I could check something — our new phone, our existing phone, already held by our company, just being sent between offices — and THIS happened.” He posted on June 21.
FedEx then responded: “On May 16, 2019, Huawei and its 68 global subsidiaries were included in the entity list. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to our customers.” It refers to the Entity List that The US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) created, which includes Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei) and 68 non-US Huawei affiliates.
This is yet another case of rejecting the delivery of Huawei phones. According to the Wall Street Journal, the rejection of the parcel is relevant to Trump’s banning Huawei but the direct cause might be a human error in delivery. However, a simple error in delivery is hardly convincing. On June 1, a CCTV anchor announced that relevant departments in China have proceeded with an official investigation of this matter.
“The recent experiences where important commercial documents sent via FedEx were not delivered to their destination… undermines our confidence,” Joe Kelly, a spokesperson from Huawei told Reuters on May 28. “We will now have to review our logistics and document delivery support requirements as a direct result of these incidents.”
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