United States officials imposed the ban because of what they said were false statements by the firm over action it claimed to have taken regarding the illegal sale of goods to Iran and North Korea.
Additionally, the company was banned from receiving US exports for seven years, although there was a stay of execution on that part of the punishment as long as ZTE wrote those involved a letter of reprimand and withheld their bonus payments.
The filing comes roughly a month after the Commerce Department imposed a seven-year export ban on the company after finding that it lied to American officials about reproaching employees who violated US sanctions on North Korea and Iran.
ZTE was first fined $1.19 billion in 2017 by the Commerce Department for selling goods and services to Iran and North Korea.
The move came after Washington last month imposed a 7-year ban on ZTE, prohibiting United States entities from selling components and software to the Chinese company after finding that the telecoms major breached USA sanctions on Iran. In the meantime, the listing of ZTE shares on the Hong Kong and Shenzhen stock exchanges has been suspended since the USA decision.
It said it sent the bureau "supplemental information" following the ban.
Handset chip designer Mediatek Inc (聯發科) last week received a permit to export to ZTE, the official said. To make matters worse, the company also lied to the USA government about the sales, and had provided "false statements to the country's government". Last week Chinese negotiators held trade talks with U.S. counterparts in Beijing asking them to hear the appeal and take into account efforts to improve its compliance. The appeal is said to have been made during trade talks between the two countries earlier this week in Beijing.