The United States has banned selling and importing new communications equipment from five Chinese companies, including Huawei and ZTE, over national security concerns.
Other listed companies include Hikvision, Dahua and Hytera, which make CCTV equipment and two-way radio systems.
This is the first time US regulators have made such a decision for security reasons.
Hikvision said its products pose no security threat to the United States.
He said the decision “will do nothing to protect the national security of the United States, but will do much to make it more harmful and costly for American small businesses, local authorities, school districts and individual consumers to protect themselves. , their homes, their businesses. and property.”
Huawei and others have previously denied providing any data to the Chinese government.
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said its members voted unanimously on Friday to adopt the new rules.
“The FCC is committed to protecting our national security by ensuring that unreliable communications equipment is not permitted within our borders,” said Jessica Rosenworcel. , in a press release.
“These new rules are an important part of our ongoing actions to protect the American people from national security threats involving telecommunications,” she added.
Since the ban is not retroactive, listed companies can continue selling products previously approved in the United States.
But the FCC said it is seeking comments on future revisions to the rules regarding equipment already authorized for import or sale, meaning existing authorizations may also be revoked.
The latest U.S. restrictions are imposed on Chinese tech companies over espionage concerns, which U.S. officials have grown increasingly wary of in recent years.
Under the administration of Barack Obama, actions aimed at limiting the access of Chinese telecommunications companies to the American market first took root. They were then accelerated under the presidency of Donald Trump and continued under the reign of current US President Joe Biden.