CompTIA issued the following statement from Stefanie Holland, Vice President of Federal and Global Policy, regarding the Trump Administration's Aug. 13 decision to delay tariffs on some goods from China.
“Today’s announcement to delay tariffs on a portion of the remaining $300 billion of imports from China until Dec. 15 includes tech products such as mobile phones, laptops, tablets, keyboards, video game consoles. However, a 10% tariff will go into place on Sept. 1 for the remaining technology products such as internet-connected consumer devices and other consumer electronics, printers and printer parts, scanners, speakers, computers, among others. Adjusting business operations on short-notice comes with a hefty cost, for both the U.S. firms that make these products and the consumers of these technologies. We support the Administration’s efforts to address unfair trading practices with China but encourage the Administration to focus on negotiating a strong deal that addresses longstanding structural issues, improves U.S. global competitiveness, and eliminates tariffs.”