ZTE has repeatedly acted in bad faith, and it’s important to ensure that there are consequences for the company if it does so again. By maintaining the threat of crippling sanctions, this bill would help ensure ZTE complies with the agreement it reached with the Commerce Dept.
The Commerce Dept. is already responsible for ensuring ZTE’s compliance with the terms of its settlement. If ZTE violates the terms of its agreement, the Commerce Dept., led by the Commerce Secretary, can and will recommend the appropriate consequences at that time.