The US House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Communications Director has confirmed to IPVM that if a company sells Dahua or Hikvision at all, they will be banned from selling to the US federal government.
However, this interpretation / implementation of the NDAA bill banning the Chinese mega-manufacturers is being contested. In this note, we review:
- HASC's statement
- Hikvision's lobbying efforts
- OEM impact
- Distribution impact
- Dealer / integrator impact
- Expected opposition
- Future rules / guidelines issued
Will this be enforced when the ban officially commences next August? IPVM investigates inside.