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Huawei Moratorium

Learn about the system wide moratorium on Huawei and its subsidiaries.

In 2019 the U.S. Department of Justice issued two indictments against Huawei, a top Chinese telecommunications company for stealing trade secrets, bank fraud, money laundering, and sanction violations. Additionally, the government views engagement with Huawei as a broader national security threat and has placed the company on the Bureau of Industry and Security’s Entity List.

Based on these actions and upon careful internal review, the University of California has imposed an indefinite system-wide moratorium (PDF) for engagement, gifts, agreements, and other support from Huawei. This includes the following restrictions to manage any potential risks associated with engagement with Huawei and affiliates (PDF):

  • UC will not accept new engagements or renew existing engagements with Huawei, including purchases of equipment or devices, receiving research grants or contracts, accepting gifts, entering into MOUs, membership or consortium agreements, technology transfers or licensing of UC IP, or exchanging any technical information with Huawei.
  • UC will cease any pending projects, gifts, purchases, or engagements with Huawei that have not yet been funded or executed.
  • All existing agreements should wind-down based on best practices outlined in the moratorium.

UC campuses can continue to receive support and engage in research and other collaborations with Futurewei, the entity’s U.S. subsidiary; however, such funding will be considered by the University based on a risk-benefit analysis.

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to discuss this, please contact the Export Control Office,, (858) 246-3300.

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