FedEx, the multinational courier delivery service, has refused to deliver a Huawei P30 smartphone headed to the US from the UK due to the Sino-US trade tension. Also Read - Huawei Ban: Google wants USA to exclude it from the rules
Tech news website PCMag’s writer needed a Huawei P30 smartphone for review and requested the phone from his UK-based co-worker who sent it through FedEx, The Verge reported on Friday. Also Read - The Huawei ban is the much needed opportunity Apple could use
The Huawei phone was originally sent via Parcelforce that handles shipment to the US and handed the device off to FedEx. After arriving in Indianapolis, the smartphone, instead of moving on to its New York destination, unexpectedly began a return trip to its UK sender. Also Read - Huawei Ban: Microsoft removes Huawei laptops from its store; no comment on possible Windows ban
According to the affixed paperwork on the package, the global courier company refused the parcel because it contained a Huawei phone.
This is not the first time such a thing happened. Earlier, the same courier company diverted two parcels containing Huawei devices from Asia destined for the US and attempted to reroute two others.