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U.S. bans American companies from selling to Chinese phone maker ZTE

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By Steve Stecklow and Karen FreifeldLONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Commerce has banned American companies from selling components to Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp for seven years after breaking an agreement reached after it was caught illegally shipping goods to Iran, U.S. officials said on Monday.The U.S. action, first reported by Reuters (, could be devastating to ZTE since American companies are estimated to provide 25 percent to 30 percent of the components used in ZTE's equipment, which includes smartphones and gear to build ...

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 10:55 IST