Last week the Americans added 68 businesses to the economic blacklist. The US government believes these businesses pose a threat to US security. The most famous business on the list is the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei that the US suspect of being involved in industrial espionage.
The Ghent-based firm Huawei Technologies Research & Development was snapped up by Huawei in 2013. The black list mainly features companies from China, Afghanistan and the UAE, but the Ghent-based Huawei Technologies Research & Development is also included. The company is a leader in parts for new types of transmitter-receivers.
Business in France, Germany, Austria and Finland also feature on the blacklist.