Tariff Implementation Survey Conducted by ECIA

Posted by Shelby Winn on Jun 25th 2018

On behalf of ECIA:

Many Unanswered Questions Remain Regarding Tariff Implementation

"The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) recently conducted a small survey of its distributor and manufacturer members regarding the impact of the tariffs that are scheduled to be imposed on July 6 on the importation of various electronic components made in China. The tariffs are likely to have significant and varying impacts on U.S. companies and the authorized electronic component supply chain. There is also a high degree of uncertainty about implementation of the tariffs and how importers will handle the new tax.

The survey indicates that the current consensus among distributors and manufacturers is that the tariffs will flow through the supply chain to the end customer. There is not enough information at this time to determine whether the tariff will be clearly identified on invoices as a separate line item or be passed on from manufacturers as increased resale cost.

There remain many unanswered questions about the implementation. ECIA will continue to monitor the situation and keep members informed of developments. Members are encouraged to share with ECIA (Robin Gray, how the tariff on Chinese components may impact their business and what implementation challenges they are facing."