Tuesday, August 8th 2017

PC Hardware to Get Pricier Stateside as 25% Import Tariffs Take Effect Late-August

The ongoing US-China trade-war is going to jack up prices of PC hardware and other electronics products made in China (PRC). This will also affect prices of products made by American companies that are manufactured in China. A new tranche of goods and services prescribes a 25 percent import tariff on "electronic integrated circuits: processors and controllers," "electronic integrated circuits: memories," "electronic integrated circuits: amplifiers," "electronic integrated circuits: other," which about covers all PC hardware. This tariff takes effect on August 23, 2018.

A component costing $100 at a US port, could be inflated to $125 before Federal and State taxes are applied, not to mention costs of the rest of the supply-chain, leading up to your retailer and their margins. Not all PC hardware is made in China. Goods imported from Taiwan (ROC), South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia (the other known countries where PC hardware is manufactured), remains unchanged. China remains America's biggest source of electronics imports.
Many Thanks to Flyordie for the tip. Source: CNN
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194 Comments on PC Hardware to Get Pricier Stateside as 25% Import Tariffs Take Effect Late-August

#1
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Well.... "If you mess with the bull, you get the horns"
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#2
randomUser
So the prices will be comparabale to EU now. Maybe few % more.
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#3
jmcslob
I'm sure this will bring all those jobs back to the USA....said nobody with any common sense.
I'm sorry but this is a political article and therefore I will answer with political views...

This is what happens when good people only partially pay attention to how shit actually works and then vote for the most obvious Con Artist in history.
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#4
Axaion
Now you just need to add another 25% and youre close to EU

and another 25% and youre now in australia!
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#5
TheinsanegamerN
jmcslob said:
I'm sure this will bring all those jobs back to the USA....said nobody with any common sense.
I'm sorry but this is a political article and therefore I will answer with political views...

This is what happens when good people only partially pay attention to how shit actually works and then vote for the most obvious Con Artist in history.
As opposed to voting in a corrupt war-hungry neo-con, the wife of the man that signed NAFTA, and a frankly unpleasant woman in poor health that blames everybody but herself for her problems after running on a platform of higher taxes and "everyone who doesnt like me is a horrible sub-human".

Not really a hard choice there.

There are US manufacturers left for things like NAND memory and RAM. PCB manufacturing is not the hardest thing to build or automate. If the prices of Chinese made stuff rises too high, PCB manufacturing will start back up in the US to feed demand. That is how an economy works. Europe, who is buddy buddy with Clinton, does this ALL THE TIME. MOST of the world has tariffs against other countries to protect manufacturing in their own country. It is how you compete with countries that pay slave wages to their employees. Given these countries already have tariffs or outright bans on american goods, it only makes sense to tariff them right back until either the manufacturing comes back to the US or the tariffs are dropped.

It's a far sight better then the bank bailouts that democrats thought would save the economy, and lead to 8 years of painfully slow recovery. Credit where credit is due, the economy is growing faster under trump then it ever did under obama.
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#6
Tsukiyomi91
good job to those who voted orange head & his lackeys. Enjoy your 25% import tariffs in electronic goods.
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#7
TheinsanegamerN
Tsukiyomi91 said:
good job to those who voted orange head & his lackeys. Enjoy your 25% import tariffs in electronic goods.
I'll take tariffs over a war with russia.
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#8
IceScreamer
Are there any common PC components fully manufactured in the US, like without any need for importing?
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#9
Caring1
Tsukiyomi91 said:
good job to those who voted orange head & his lackeys. Enjoy your 25% import tariffs in electronic goods.
At least it's only imposed on goods from China, unlike here where all goods now have duties applied.
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#10
TheinsanegamerN
IceScreamer said:
Are there any common PC components fully manufactured in the US, like without any need for importing?
I dont think so. Nothing is completely made in any one country these days. Micron still makes NAND memory and RAM chips in the US, but the PCB assembly is still made in china. The capacitors on their SSDs are from either japan or taiwan IIRC.
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#11
Vya Domus
jmcslob said:
I'm sure this will bring all those jobs back to the USA....said nobody with any common sense.
I'm not sure raising or lowering the import taxes has any effect on that anyway. It's not like these electronics are built by US owned factories on Chinese ground , it's their plants , their workforce and their management , US companies are simple customers.
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#12
UrbanCamper
So.....what country is the i9 9900k finished at? Malaysia? Obviously you know why I am asking this.

I think I may have just answered my own question. Dalian, Liaoning, China. Or it could be Ireland hopefully.

Wait do we have electronic tariffs on Ireland?
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#15
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
IceScreamer said:
Are there any common PC components fully manufactured in the US, like without any need for importing?
Buy Crucial SSDs. NAND flash made in Idaho, controller made in Taiwan, and final assembly in Mexico.
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#16
kastriot
It's same everywhere, small people pay price for actions of greedy ones
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#17
sepheronx
Axaion said:
Now you just need to add another 25% and youre close to EU

and another 25% and youre now in australia!
add another 0.5% and you're now in Canada.
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#18
TheinsanegamerN
FreedomEclipse said:
Damn... I was looking for some T H I C C puerto rican overclockability with my CPU
Nah man, Ivy bridge was the last arch that was puerto rican.

My 3570k is one of the last ones. I'll sell it to you if you want it ;)
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#19
Assimilator
TheinsanegamerN said:
and a frankly unpleasant woman in poor health
Well, your nick makes sense, since you obviously buy into conspiracy theory bullshit.
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#20
IceScreamer
btarunr said:
Buy Crucial SSDs. NAND flash made in Idaho, controller made in Taiwan, and final assembly in Mexico.
Oh I don't really buy components based on that, was just curious.
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#21
atomicus
Assimilator said:
Well, you nick makes sense, since you obviously buy into conspiracy theory bullshit.
Come on, that's really no 'conspiracy theory', she's clearly got some issues. And besides that, she's no less a crook and charlatan than Trump. There's enough dodgy and questionable history in both their pasts to raise more than a few eyebrows. The US was between a rock and a hard place and you simply went with the more entertaining option.
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#22
ssdpro
Tsukiyomi91 said:
good job to those who voted orange head & his lackeys. Enjoy your 25% import tariffs in electronic goods.
It was about family values. 5 kids from 3 different women while the bragging about the various ways he assaults women and peeps on teenage girls.
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#23
Vayra86
jmcslob said:
I'm sure this will bring all those jobs back to the USA....said nobody with any common sense.
I'm sorry but this is a political article and therefore I will answer with political views...

This is what happens when good people only partially pay attention to how shit actually works and then vote for the most obvious Con Artist in history.
Amen
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#25
R0H1T
atomicus said:
Come on, that's really no 'conspiracy theory', she's clearly got some issues. And besides that, she's no less a crook and charlatan than Trump. There's enough dodgy and questionable history in both their pasts to raise more than a few eyebrows. The US was between a rock and a hard place and you simply went with the more entertaining option.
Yeah I'm sure the dozen other women feel the same about drumpf, aside from Stormy of course who feared for her life & had to spill the beans on the orange one.
Private entertainment perhaps, unless one prefers golden showers out in the open?
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