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US Might Reimpose GPU Import Tariffs in the New Year

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Currently, the US has an exclusion in place when it comes to import tariffs relating to graphics cards and GPUs imported from China, but the exclusion is set to expire on the 31st of December this year. So far, the US government has been quiet on whether or not the import tariff will be reinstated or not. If the tariff was to be reinstated, US consumers are looking at a 25 percent import duty on graphics cards, starting on the 1st of January, 2023.

There's no easy way to circumvent the tariff either, as it includes items like "printed circuit assemblies, constituting unfinished logic boards," according to Tom's Hardware. Not all graphics cards are made in China though, but the majority of graphics cards are today. It's possible that NVIDIA's move of its logistics center from Hong Kong to Taiwan could have some relation to this as well, as NVIDIA would then be shipping products out of Taiwan, rather than China, depending on how the US Customs classifies Hong Kong these days. We should know what happens in a month's time, but a 25 percent import duty on graphics cards will likely kill most sales, as most people already find them overpriced. This would of course affect AMD and NVIDIA, as well as their partners in the same way, unless they make their graphics cards outside of China.



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Ohhh snaaap. Prepare your wallets...

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Argh, why haven't they learned from the mistakes of the past? The consumer pays the tariffs in higher prices. It has no effect on the businesses selling into the US. The steel tariffs literally bankrupted U.S. businesses that needed cheap raw materials to compete with foreign made products.
 
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Please don't derail the thread with bickering about VAT. OP is about specific tariffs, not what individual countries set their tax rates at.
 
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sigh...........and as usual we will probably suffer collateral damage north of the border if this goes through......
 
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Please don't derail the thread with bickering about VAT. OP is about specific tariffs, not what individual countries set their tax rates at.
I was about to go off on a tirade about taxes in the US and how most people here are paying a lot more in taxes than they think they are.
 
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I was about to go off on a tirade about taxes in the US and how most people here are paying a lot more in taxes than they think they are.
My state has zero sales tax. With that said I also hope this doesn't happen. GPU's are priced insane as it is.
 
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I was about to go off on a tirade about taxes in the US and how most people here are paying a lot more in taxes than they think they are.

Same, here in my shitty EU country we have 27% Tax/VAT by default but ye whatever.:rolleyes:
 

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So the government is imposing a tax to replace the price from mining.
 
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Hi,
Interesting
USA "Might get a new Import Tax" but a comparison of "other contries existing Import taxes" are off topic :confused::cool:
 

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Why else would this get posted here but to get trolled?
 
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Hi,
Likely should be posted like godeals24 software deals, Zero posting policy.
 

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Meh, this doesn't change anything for the average joe. The prices are through the stratosphere already... adding an additional 25% on top of something I'm already not buying doesn't matter. The rich who can afford them will continue to buy them.

So the government is imposing a tax to replace the price from mining.
This doesn't have anything to do with that. These tariffs were a Trump era policy which were apparently temporarily paused and set to be reinstated.
 

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Hi,
Interesting
USA "Might get a new Import Tax" but a comparison of "other contries existing Import taxes" are off topic :confused::cool:
It's not a new tax, it's the same tariff they imposted against China when Trump was in charge.
However, an exclusion for some products, like GPUs was made and that exclusion is now about to expire.
VAT = Value Added Tax, has nothing to do with importing goods. It's something individual countries add to certain types of goods.
 
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It's not a new tax, it's the same tariff they imposted against China when Trump was in charge.
However, a exclusion for some products, like GPUs were made and that exclusion is now about to expire.
VAT = Value Added Tax, has nothing to do with importing goods. It's something individual countries add to certain types of goods.
Will Nvidia moving its headquarters from China to Taiwan negate this tariff?
 

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Will Nvidia moving its headquarters from China to Taiwan negate this tariff?
Headquarters? Their HQ is in the US...
You mean the logistics center?
It might, for Nvidia products, but that's not going to happen over night, the move that is.
 
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My state has zero sales tax. With that said I also hope this doesn't happen. GPU's are priced insane as it is.
Yeah, it goes way beyond sales tax. There are also many states without sales tax, but they pay in other ways. Alaska doesn't have taxes because the state gets oil money.
Same, here in my shitty EU country we have 27% Tax/VAT by default but ye whatever.:rolleyes:
Yes, but what do you get for all those taxes? Free healthcare, free childcare, free college, a reliable retirement pension system, infrastructure that is not crumbling, how many homeless people does your country have? I know it varies from country to country in the EU, those are just some examples of things that we lack in the US or are massive issues here. People here are so interested in their personal freedoms, they ignore all the issues that surround them that are contributing to the downfall of our society.
 
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Makes sense to me, China bad, don't buy stuff from them. Pretty reasonable and coherent, the world is at balance. The opposite is what doesn't makes sense to me.
 
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This doesn't have anything to do with that. These tariffs were a Trump era policy which were apparently temporarily paused and set to be reinstated.
It's not a new tax, it's the same tariff they imposted against China when Trump was in charge.
However, an exclusion for some products, like GPUs was made and that exclusion is now about to expire.
Yes. and Ironically when Trump did it a lot of these same posters had no issue. Friggin' mind boggling. I got nothing else to add mods, don't worry.
 
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Yes. and Ironically when Trump did it a lot of these same posters had no issue. Friggin' mind boggling. I got nothing else to add mods, don't worry.

these are different, more democratic tariffs
 
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