The United States has removed Xiaomi from the blacklist, so it will be free to operate without restrictions in the country.
This decision was manifested by the Department of Defense in a judicial presentation that closes months of conflicts between the United States and Xiaomi.
Recall that the United States included Xiaomi on the blacklist of Chinese companies that pose a national threat. A measure that the Donald Trump administration took, since they claimed that Xiaomi had links with the Chinese army.
Unlike Huawei, which was added to the list of the Department of Commerce, Xiaomi was included in the list managed by the Department of Defense.
This put Xiaomi in a delicate situation, since among the restrictions that were applied was the one that prevented US companies from investing in Xiaomi, so a deadline was established for them to withdraw their financial support.
At the time, a Xiaomi spokesperson responded to the accusation from the United States:
The Company reiterates that it offers products and services for civil and commercial use. The Company confirms that it is not owned, controlled or affiliated with the Chinese military and is not a “Chinese Communist Military Company” defined under the NDAA. The Company will take the appropriate course of action to protect the interests of the Company and its shareholders.
Xiaomi appealed this decision, and in March, a United States judge supported this appeal. Since he did not consider the company to pose a threat to national security, the judge temporarily blocked the process to include it on this list.
And now this situation seems to be completely resolved. The Defense Department made a judicial presentation, in response to the legal action filed by Xiaomi in February, agreeing to withdraw its accusations against the company.
Although no details are given about this agreement between the United States Department of Defense and Xiaomi, this presentation establishes that the company is removed from this list, so it no longer has to abide by any blockade or restriction.
This will allow it to operate commercially in a normal way with the rest of the US companies, without any type of restriction.