However, PCMag's staffer filled out the shipping form honestly and listed the phone's model. A large note was slapped onto the package, which contained the Huawei phone that read parcel returned by FedEx, Due U.S. Government issue with Huawei and China government.
FedEx Corp said an "operational error" caused a Huawei Technologies Co Ltd phone to not be delivered to the United States and the package delivery company apologised for the error, the Global Times reported on Sunday.
Huawei in a swift reaction has said it was a complete misinterpretation of the United States orders, while UPS revealed in a statement that it will gladly deliver such shipment with rancor.
"It seems highly likely that FedEx will be added onto the "unreliable entities list", he noted suggesting that "FedEx has a tacit understanding with the U.S. government to block Huawei across the globe".More news: Ethiopia's army chief, three others killed in coup attempt in Amhara state
But neither FedEx nor Parcelforce, which is part of the UK's Royal Mail, were doing business with Huawei here.
Huawei, the world's biggest telecoms gear maker, is at the centre of the US-China trade dispute.
We've contacted FedEx's main media relations team, but they haven't been able to come up with any further explanation.
UPS does not seem to have the same problem.More news: Australian Photographer Killed in Kansas Crash
This is because ParcelForce handed the device over to FedEx in the US, who when found the device was a Huawei P30 Pro, returned the shipment from Indianapolis (US) within a few hours - attaching a reason for the refusal of delivery.
Although the U.S. sanction only prevents the Chinese firm from using US-based technology, and not to their use, sale, or shipment in the United States, this may be a case of FedEx trying to place safe, though it would have at least take a second look at the details of the sanction if delivering the said device was appropriate or not.
We are not worldwide lawyers here at Android Authority, but we assume this is a case of FedEx being overly cautious.More news: At Least 30 Dead in Fire at Indonesia Matchstick Factory
On May 25, Huawei was hit by a Commerce Department ban on USA firms supplying technology to the company. A number of tech giants including the likes of Google, ARM, and others have halted their partnership with Huawei. While Huawei was issued a temporary reprieve until August 19, Huawei has said it is developing its own OS, called Hongmeng, and its own app stores. This really shouldn't even be an issue, it's ridiculous that we even need to mention it.