US-China Trade Impacts Identity Management Solutions

The cost of imports from China impacting American manufacturers. Photo: Chuttersnap

The US-China trade war continues to impact the landscape for security identity management manufacturers, resellers, and end-user solutions.

What Happened

In May, the Trump Administration announced an increase in import tariffs from 10% to 25% on $200 billion of goods from China. These increases impact both U.S. producers and more recently, consumers. The positive outcomes from these tariffs include increased production and output in protected sectors. Yet many U.S. producers are bearing the brunt of increased material costs which directly impact the consumer. 

How This is Impacting U.S. Business

Increased tariffs on products coming from China raise the cost for many American companies. Many companies absorbed the initial 10% of the trade impact, however, the recent 15% increase now extends to the consumer as prices on products rise. 

Even with tariff hikes, U.S. Manufacturers are optimistic that issues caused will be resolved, but in the interim are sourcing from other countries and raising prices. 

How This is Impacting our Partners

Like the larger manufacturing sector, many of our partners absorbed the initial 10% tariff impact. These new hikes, with more potentially on the horizon, have forced price increases which directly impact the price we extend to our customers.  

The cost of secure ID badge products have been affected, primarily in legacy products. Older model printers and consumables gained the greatest price increase, some with a 30%+ rise in cost. Our partners are making great strides to keep costs down and communicate increases with us before changes are implemented.

Our team at ADVANTIDGE works diligently to bring our clients the best prices and best service possible. With US-China trade changing how businesses operate across the country, we continue to do our utmost to extend fair pricing, while adding value to those we serve. 

Request a quote today for the items your organization uses to see if tariffs have affected your purchases. You can reach a member of our team at 310-531-8505 ext. 2, 8:30 AM to 5 PM PST Monday through Friday.

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