The Chinese tech business Huawei submitted a claim versus the United States Department of Commerce on Friday declaring that it has actually “unlawfully kept or unreasonably postponed firm action” on undefined telecom devices that it took in 2017, Bloomberg reported.

In the suit, Huawei apparently stated that it had actually sent out the devices to be checked in a California laboratory in July2017 The tech giant stated the devices was taken by the United States federal government as it was being gone back to China due to unpredictability over whether the devices needed an export license, according to Bloomberg.

Huawei apparently argued that the devices didn’t require an export license which it had actually provided the ALL OF US of the details it requested. The business stated in the suit that the United States has actually not yet decided on whether the devices can be gone back to China, according to Bloomberg.

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Huawei and the Department of Commerce did not right away react to Service Expert’s ask for remark.

The suit includes another layer to the increasing stress in between Huawei and the United States federal government.

In December, Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was apprehended in Canada on charges of breaching United States trade sanctions versus Iran.

The arrest came months prior to Commerce Department successfully prohibited American business from dealing with Huawei, stating the business’s operations postured a risk to United States nationwide security and diplomacy, though remarks from President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have actually recommended the restriction is associated with the trade war in between the United States and China.

The stress appears to be taking its toll on the tech giant, as Huawei has actually considering that postponed item releases and cut earnings expectations for this year.