Questions on Dahua U.S.A Business Operation

Updated January 26th, 2023

Is Dahua banned in the US?


Dahua remains authorized to conduct business in the U.S., and we are doing so, providing world-class products and services to our customers and business partners.

In October 2019, the US Commerce Department placed Dahua and 27 other companies on an Entity List that specifies license requirements for certain types of transactions primarily involving the export of technologies from the United States. The Entity List is not a ban. It does not impose restrictions on Dahua’s ability to export, market or sell products into the United States.

Certain states have restricted the use of Dahua products on state-owned or managed devices and networks. Already, most—if not all—entities impacted by such actions are restricted from purchasing Dahua products under certain provisions in the 2019 NDAA, since they receive federal funding.

Dahua Technology employs over 100 people in the U.S. We are legally authorized to conduct business with any American individuals, businesses or organizations.

Why Dahua was added to the entity list?

The Entity list is designed to identify companies that the U.S. Government believes have conducted activities “contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.”

We respect the right of governments to regulate markets as they see fit. At the same time, we flatly deny the allegations upon which our inclusion on the Entity List was based. Dahua Technology does not and never has represented any type of threat to U.S. interests.

What is Dahua’s response to the Entity list?

The allegation that Dahua Technology has been implicated in activities contrary to the foreign policy interests of the United States has not been backed up by any specific evidence. Dahua Technology does not and never has represented a threat to the U.S. Our company does not and has not acted in ways that are contrary to the foreign policy interests of the United States. Our company has not been involved directly or indirectly in promoting human rights violations in any country in which we operate. Our products enable a safer society and we conduct our business operations in full compliance with all applicable laws and rules in every market in which we operate.

Like any other security solutions company, we cannot fully control how our technologies are ultimately used by end users. We need and expect our end users to comply with all applicable local, national and international laws, regulations and conventions, just as we do. We accept our responsibility to design our technologies in ways that mitigate the risk of abuse. This includes a commitment to never develop solutions to identify a single ethnic, racial or national group.

We are a publicly traded corporation that exists to serve our fiduciary duty to our shareholders, and our corporate responsibility to our customers, employees, and other stakeholders. We do not make policy for any country. We are neither owned nor controlled by any government.