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Huawei considers dropping FedEx as partner after delivery gaffe


By Shawn Lim, Reporter, Asia Pacific

May 29, 2019 | 3 min read

Huawei is reconsidering its relationship with FedEx after the courier giant misrouted its packages containing commercial documents.


The embattled Chinese brand has lost partners like Google, Broadcom, Intel and Qualcomm.

The embattled Chinese brand has lost partners like Google, Broadcom, Intel, Qualcomm, Microsoft, Xilinx and Western Digital in recent times after United States president Donald Trump added Huawei to an ‘entity list’ of blacklisted companies, meaning American companies cannot trade with Huawei or hand over technology without first obtaining a license.

Now, FedEx could be the latest partner that Huawei stops working with.

“The recent experiences where important commercial documents sent via FedEx were not delivered to their destination, and instead were either diverted to, or were requested to be diverted to, FedEx in the United States, undermines our confidence,” a Huawei spokesperson told Reuters.

“We will now have to review our logistics and document delivery support requirements as a direct result of these incidents.”

FedEx was quick to acknowledge its mistake on Chinese social media, claiming it “inadvertently misrouted” the packages and that the issue is not due to Huawei being blacklisted by the US and the ongoing US-China trade war.

Huawei, with the backing of the Chinese government, has been trying to hit back at the US with lawsuits.

It has since filed a motion asking the US courts for summary judgment on its move to get the ban on its equipment for federal agencies and contractors declared as unconstitutional.

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