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[TPU] A Reprieve: Select PC Hardware Exempt of Tariffs on Chinese Imports to the US

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The US Trade Representative on Friday granted a reprieve to the increased tariffs being levied at China-imported electronic goods. The exemption, valid for one year until 20th August 2020, includes some products that will be welcome to PC hardware enthusiasts, including motherboards, graphics cards, desktop cases, "mouse input devices" valued over $70, "trackpad input units" valued at over $100, and power supply units that output more than 500 W.

The exempts have come as fruits of requests from US stakeholders in the hardware space; should imports be available only from China (meaning there are no alternate sources of said materials) or if the tariff could cause "severe economic harm", a temporary reprieve on the levies could be sought. And so the exempts were requested, and now granted. Prices paid before the announcement of the reprieve that included the added tax penalties are final; the exemption is only valid for orders after September 20th. This means the 25% increased rates (itself an increase on the initial 10%) on the tax basis are now frozen when it comes to the aforementioned hardware. This means companies no longer have to scramble to source their manufacturing to countries other than China, and that prices increased for end consumers on the basis of the tax increase are now meritless.

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Your orange president is making hardware much more expensive for you guys.
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yap, n the other guy would'a done it via taxes. Luckily most quality hardware lasts ~1-2 presidential term(s), n honestly... prices will feel the burn when things head back that way eventually, so we're screwed either way.

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I'm in Europe btw, but tariffs end up affecting everybody in one way or another. I'm not saying that they're a bad measure in certain circumstances though. Although as a hardware enthusiast, I certainly don't like them.


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I'm in Europe btw, but tariffs end up affecting everybody in one way or another. I'm not saying that they're a bad measure in certain circumstances though. Although as a hardware enthusiast, I certainly don't like them.
Tariffs are a form of tax and only hurt those who have the least, as the buyer is the one who is always hurt, not the manufacturer.

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we always end up paying, no matter how they go about it. Before, after, during, in between, up side down, inside out, and the good ol' reach around, etc.

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we always end up paying, no matter how they go about it. Before, after, during, in between, up side down, inside out, and the good ol' reach around, etc.
Bite the pillow...

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Prices will never go down even after they lift the tariffs. People get accustomed to the new price hikes and companies maintain the new normal.

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Tariffs are a form of tax and only hurt those who have the least, as the buyer is the one who is always hurt, not the manufacturer.
So if I don't buy a product because my cost is too high that doesn't hurt the manufacture? I know someone personally who closed her business due to the tariffs. Less options for consumers, less local business, less product sold by the manufacture. In basic Econ 101 one learns tariffs hurt everyone.


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Don't buy and you wouldn't be affected

Tariffs are nothing compared to the joy gpu manufactures enjoyed during mining craze

These manufactures were over charging before tariffs hit and used them to condone over charging.

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