The agency also revealed formal charges against Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's Chief Financial Officer. Meng was arrested in Canada in December, and the US wants to extradite her.
"Today we announce that we are suing nearly two dozen alleged crimes against telecom giant Huawei and its allies," Deputy Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said in a statement. "China must hold its citizens and Chinese companies accountable for complying with the law."
FBI Director Christopher Wray said at a news conference that Huawei relied on dishonest business practices that contradicted the economic principles that allowed American companies and the United States to thrive. "
" The wealth that determines our economic security is inherently linked to our national security, "said Wray." And the immense influence the Chinese government has on Chinese companies like Huawei poses a threat to both
Huawei also hindered Justice, when the Washington-based telecommunications company threatened to sue it, according to court documents.
The government has also uncovered a lawsuit against Huawei and Meng in 13 US federal states before the Federal Court in Brooklyn, which details Huawei's alleged actions to deceive financial institutions and the US government about their business in Iran.
The Company and Me ng alleged that a subsidiary, Skycom, was a separate company to do business in the country when it was actually a subsidiary.
Fees from the United States increase pressure on Huawei, one of China's tech champions, and a key part of the country's efforts to dominate the introduction of super-fast 5G wireless networks.
The United States has been saying for years that Huawei devices pose a national security threat. However, the government's efforts to stem alleged abuses by the company have escalated in recent months.
But the United States reaffirmed Monday its intention to push ahead with the extradition process. Meng will return to court in Canada on 6 February.
Congress is also considering legislation that would prohibit the sale of US parts to a Chinese telecommunications company that has violated US export control laws or sanctions
"It has been clear for some time that Huawei is a threat for our national security, and I welcome the Trump administration that it has taken steps to finally hold the company accountable, "said Democrat Democrat Senator Mark Warner in a statement Monday.
It is important that the fees be incurred if the United States and China trade before March 1, when US tariffs will increase to US $ 200 billion for Chinese goods from 10% to 25% otherwise , Vice Premier Liu He is expected to travel to the United States for two days starting Wednesday.
It is not clear how Monday's announcement will flow into the negotiations. President Donald Trump had previously suggested intervening in the Meng case if he contributed to a trade agreement with China.