Tariff impact across technology sector raises telecom, networking hardware pricing

By Staff

OEM and EMS executives alike are displaying concern across the networking equipment sector regarding the 10% tariffs introduced on September 24th, 2018, on various products imported from China, including telecommunications equipment hardware products and components.

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The chart below is from a report released January 2019 by Credit Suisse, and details various percentage pricing increases for networking and telecom equipment and highlights changes in pricing OEM companies might adjust to to mitigate the effects of tariffs being imposed.

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Tariff impacts felt across technology sector to varying degrees (Jan 2019)

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