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‘We Are Not Law Enforcement:’ FedEx Sues the Commerce Department Over Huawei Export Rules

June 25, 2019

Via: Fortune

FedEx Corp, the U.S. courier group credited with spearheading overnight shipping, was christened Federal Express because founder Frederick Smith thought the name sounded patriotic. Now the logistics firm is suing the U.S. government, because it doesn’t want to be responsible for federal work.

In a court filing with the District of Columbia, FedEx complained that export restriction laws implemented by the Department of Commerce “essentially deputize FedEx to police the contents of the millions of packages it ships daily even though doing so is a virtually impossible task, logistically, economically, and in many cases, legally.”

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