A federal judge Preliminary restraining order was issued This should prevent the US Department of Commerce from barring transactions with Dictok.
The Trump administration issued an executive order On August 6th This would have prevented transactions between US companies and Dictoc and Wechat’s Chinese parent companies, Bite Dance and Tencent. Citing privacy and security concerns, Trump declared Dictok and Wechad a “national emergency.” That order enforced the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), which allows Trump to ban transactions between the United States and foreign companies.
However, In his opinion With today’s decision, U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols said, “the government may have violated the IEEPA’s explicit limits.” He issued Dictok’s resolution to issue a preliminary restraining order against every substance the Department of Commerce seeks to ban.
Nicholas had previously issued a preliminary restraining order September 27 This allowed people to continue downloading the app in the United States. At the time, he did not impose other restrictions on the business sector.
A Pennsylvania federal judge has already effectively stopped Dictok On October 30th, In a judgment relating to a case brought by three Dictok creators. The Department of Commerce has already acknowledged the matter last month, saying the strike order will not be enforced On November 12th.
“The court agreed with us and we are pleased to issue an initial order against all the impediments of the administrative order,” a Dictoc spokesman said in a statement. “We are focused on continuing to build Dictoc as a home for 100 million Americans, including families and small businesses, who depend on exposure, connectivity, economic livelihoods and true happiness.”
“The court’s ruling is in line with a nationwide preliminary injunction issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on October 30, 2020,” a Commerce Department spokesman said in a statement. “The Department maintains that the EO is fully compliant with the law and promotes legitimate national security interests. The Government continues to comply with sanctions and take immediate action, but actively seeks to protect the EO and Secretary’s enforcement efforts from legal challenges.”
The Trump administration had set a Dec. 4 deadline for Bite Dance to sell or rotate Dictok’s business in the United States, but the government said that day It will not extend or implement the deadline. President Trump has said he accepts an initiative “according to Oracle and Walmart” to create a US-based company. Dictoc Global, But it is unclear how it will deal with some security risks, and the deal has yet to receive final approval from China.
Update December 7, 10:18 PM and: Business Department Report Included.