ONVIF Reactivates Dahua, Hikvision, Huawei
ONVIF Reactivates Dahua, Hikvision, Huawei – ONVIF fully reactivated Dahua Hikvision and Huawei and others after the U.S. government adjusted the terms of its Entity List sanctions.
In an announcement on September 8 Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security Alan Estevez said the rule change provides clarification to U.S. industry and other organizations that will allow for continued U.S. leadership in these technical groups.
“U.S. stakeholders need to be fully engaged in international standards organizations, particularly where the critical but sometimes invisible standards that they set have important national security as well as commercial implications,” Estevez said.
The rules change was intended to assuage industry concerns that U.S. companies were discouraged to fully participate in international standards development efforts over fears they could be unintentionally violating U.S. export controls if representatives from organizations on the Entity List were present.
There were also concerns a reduced presence by U.S. organizations in standards-setting activities could give a competitive edge to Chinese companies taking a bigger role in technical groups that determine the way technology is designed and applied globally.
Along with Hikvision, Dahua and Huawei, Kedacom, Lorex, Shanghai Yitu and Unitedcctv have also had their full ONVIF participation reinstated after being removed from the Entity List.
ONVIF is a global open industry forum which provides and promotes standardized interfaces for effective interoperability of IP-based physical security products.
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