The BBC News article Huawei says willing to sign 'no-spy' agreements reports the following:
Huawei has also said it is independent from the Chinese government, but some countries have blocked it from their 5G networks on national security grounds.
A recent report suggested the UK could allow Huawei's telecoms equipment to be part of the country's 5G networks, with some limitations.
"We are willing to sign no-spy agreements with governments, including the UK government, to commit ourselves to making our equipment meet the no-spy, no-backdoors standard," (Huawei chairman) Liang Hua said via an interpreter at a business conference in London on Tuesday. (emphasis added)
Question: Does a "no-spy, no-backdoors standard" exist anywhere for telecom hardware manufacturing? Is there at least a proposed framework for one, or is this something new?