Technology US bans American companies from selling to China's ZTE Updated : April 17, 2018 10:18 AM IST The Chinese company pleaded guilty last year in federal court in Texas for conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions. The U.S. government had allowed the company continued access to the U.S. market under the 2017 agreement. American companies are estimated to provide 25 percent to 30 percent of the components used in ZTE’s equipment. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.