At 5 a.m. Beijing time today, the US International Trade Commission made a final decision of the 337 investigations against DJI: no ban will be issued.
Previously, on August 30, 2018, a US subsidiary of a Chinese enterprise filed an application with the US International Trade Commission (ITC), accusing Shenzhen DJI Innovation Technology Co., Ltd. and its affiliated companies of violating their exclusive rights by exporting, importing or selling UAVs and components in the United States, and requesting ITC to initiate a 337 investigation and issue a limited exclusion order and prohibition order.
As early as 2017, the U.S. military announced the discontinuation of DJI drones on the grounds of data security risks. Only because there are no alternative products in the United States, after a year of discontinuation, the U.S. military again purchased from DJI.
The U.S. Department of the Interior issued a report in July 2019 to prove the safety of DJI products. According to the report, the U.S. Department of the Interior conducted a total of 1,245 tests for 538 hours of two major UAV products in DJI, and no data leakage was found.
DJI has achieved remarkable results in the US market, it occupying for 80% of the U.S. drone market share, and US sales revenue also accounted for 40% of DJI’s revenue.