This is a 7 year ban, WillReinert, a news officer at the US Department of Commerce, said in an interview with an surging news reporter that the ban came into force immediately, and there was no room for reversing or negotiating. He added. That is to say, it will be 7 years before the negotiations can be resumed. In April 16th, the U. S. Department of Commerce announced the activation of a refusal order to ban US businesses from selling all products to ZTE for up to 7 years, and the ban took effect immediately. This is the same as ZTE, which relies on the US for its core components. The US chip giant Intel has announced that it will enforce the US governments ban. Not just the chip giant, even Androids mobile phone operating system, Android, may join the banning of ZTE. Surging news on whether or not ZTE will not be able to use American company software including Android system, he confirmed it when he asked Reinert, and stressed any software in the prohibition clause. When asked about the attitude of the Google Corporation, Reinert said, they are bound by our export management laws and are not allowed to violate this regulation, and their export licenses will not be approved. And this is immediate effect. Today, however, the U. S. Department of Commerce, the biggest reason of the ban issued by ZTE - accusing ZTEs failure to penalize 35 employees in a way of reducing bonuses or condemnation as promised, still has great controversy. In April 20th, ZTE made a statement saying that the Department of Commerce and safety of the United States Department of Commerce and safety made a false statement on some employees and made a false statement on the two correspondence submitted to the US government by ZTEs industry and Security Bureau, and made a decision to activate ZTE communications and ZTE news. This defiance of the hard efforts, great investment and great progress of ZTE in the past two years in following the compliance of export control regulations; ignoring the problems in the two correspondence mentioned above is the companys self-examination discovery and timely notification; disregard of the companys first time to deal with the negligent responsible persons, and to quickly correct the problem and hire the company. Please make an independent investigation by the authority of the American law. Before the investigation was over, the Department of Commerce and safety of the U. S. Department of Commerce was insisting on the harshest sanctions on the company. It was not fair to ZTE communication and we could not accept it. It is worth mentioning that when the surging journalists asked the US Department of Commerce press officer WillReinert, he did not seem to be very sure. From the beginning, he said to the surging news: I am not clear about the terms of 35 employees , but I know that there are dismissing 4 executives . Under the inquiries of the surging news, Reinert left the phone for about 2 minutes, verifying the news, and said, this (penalty or reduction of 35 employees bonus) is one of the agreements they signed. Reinert declined to comment on whether HUAWEI and other Chinese enterprises will face similar investigations. He did not respond positively to the ban on ZTE will eventually hurt American enterprises, including ZTE suppliers, but said it was a national security problem. The following is a dialogue between surging journalists and WillReinert, a news officer of the US Department of Commerce. The Commerce Department says there is no room for negotiation or resurgence for the ban on ZTE. Interview record: Surging news: in the settlement agreement signed by ZTE in 2017, does it explicitly include dismissal of 4 executives and penalize another 35 employees in a way to reduce bonuses or condemnation, and is mandatory? Surging news: but in the latest statement, the US Department of Commerce has made it clear that ZTE has failed to punish or reduce the bonuses of 35 employees, which is a major mistake. Does this clause exist in the 2017 agreement? Department of Commerce of the United States: wait a minute. (leaving about 2 minutes) Yes, this (punishment or reduction of 35 employees bonus) is one of the agreements they signed. Surging news: clearly stated in the 2017 agreement document? US Department of Commerce: Yes, they signed this document. (it should be a letter submitted by ZTE) Surging news: has the ban on ZTE been effective? U. S. Department of Commerce: Yes, it takes effect immediately. Surging news: is there any room for this ban to be reversed? Is there a room for negotiation? Department of Commerce of the United States: not at present. (Notatthistime.) this is a 7 year ban. Surging news: do I understand this correctly? Do we need to wait until 7 years after that? Department of Commerce of the United States: right. Surging news: in the next 7 years, ZTE is not allowed to participate in any transaction involving import and export commodities, software and technology from the United States in the next 7 years, in accordance with the ban issued by the US Commerce Department in April, and will the software include the Android system? Department of Commerce of the United States: Yes, any software. Surging news: has the Google Corporation agreed (to terminate the provision of services)? US Department of Commerce: they are subject to our export control laws and must not violate this rule. So, yes. (Theyaresubjecttoourexportadministrationlaw, theremustbenoviolationtothis.Thenyes.) Surging news: has the US Department of Commerce talked to Google Corporation about this? US Department of Commerce: they are subject to our export control laws, so their export licenses to ZTE will not be approved. (Theyaresubjecttoourexportadministrationlaw, sononeoftheirexportlicenseswillbeapproved.) Surging news: how will it be carried out? Is there a timetable at the moment? The U. S. Department of Commerce: all of them come into force immediately. Surging news: will other Chinese companies, including HUAWEI, also face similar investigations or injunctions? U. S. Department of Commerce: I dont comment on that. Surging news: the ban on ZTE will eventually damage American enterprises, including ZTE suppliers, will it become a double-edged sword? The US Department of Commerce: I will not comment on this. This is the national security issue (nationalsecuritymatter). Source: surging news writer: Wang Xin Yue, editor in chief: Li Hang _BJS4645 The U. S. Department of Commerce: all of them come into force immediately. Surging news: will other Chinese companies, including HUAWEI, also face similar investigations or injunctions? U. S. Department of Commerce: I dont comment on that. The US Department of Commerce: I will not comment on this. This is the national security issue (nationalsecuritymatter).