Imports of Chinese cell phones to Latin America: will they go down?

Published on 15 July 2019

The recent lifting of the blockade to offer technology, to maintain a relationship with Google beyond August 19.

The attacks of the commercial war between the United States and China have occurred through both tariff barriers and blockade measures. More importantly, the US ban on purchasing equipment developed by the Huawei brand for 5G networks, on the grounds that they could include components or spy programs of the Chinese government.

According to the Washington Post, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China asked for explanations for the refusal of FedEx to ship a phone of the brand from Great Britain to the United States, and that the logistics company responded that they send Huawei phones to any address that does not corresponds to the company, or to its affiliates that have been placed on the blacklist of the US government.

However, as seen in the following table, in the region, sales of mobile phones of Chinese origin, led by Huawei, with more than double the share of XIaomi, the second best-selling Chinese brand, has performed well. till March.

The founder and CEO of Huawei, Ren Zhengdei, announced a few weeks ago that the veto would have an impact of up to 30,000 million dollars in its accounts during the next two years. A forecast that will hardly remain, due to the recent announcement of Donald Trump.

At the G20 summit, Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, revealed a new truce by the US government in the context of the trade war, in which Washington stopped the imposition of the new tariff package that was planned to be implemented and He agreed to allow US companies to sell products to Huawei, which is a sign that things can improve.

However, the line could have already crossed in terms of implementation of new developments, and Huawei could move forward in its attempt to work with the Russian system Aurora, developed by the state company Rostelcom. If this were the case, maybe the brand could choose to work with both suppliers, or even forget about the cute little green doll, although it seems more likely to continue to back down in hostility and Huawei sales in the United States will eventually recover, with Android as an operating system.

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