25% tariffs on Chinese imports into USA announced by Trump Administration.

by Steve Shock | May 08, 2019

Update May 13, 2019

The US Government has imposed increased tariffs on $200 billion of imported Chinese goods after a round of trade talks between the U.S. and China on Thursday May 9th  failed to produce an agreement. The new tariffs raised the import taxes on those goods from 10 percent to 25 percent.

Most of our customers have been alerted to the increase in import taxes and we have been working to minimize the impact to customers.

As Novotech, and our customers, are affected with increased costs to our supply chain, we are hoping for a swift resolution to the problem.

Posted May 10, 2019

On Monday May 6th, the United States’ top trade negotiator announced that the Trump administration will increase tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods at 12:01AM on Thursday May 9th, if the Chinese government does not comply with the terms of ongoing trade negotiations. 

If the 2 parties do not come to an agreement, all products imported from China to the US will carry a 25% tariff. Goods that currently carry a 10% tariff will move to a 25% tariff and goods that currently carry no tariff will have a 25% tariff levied against them. 

What does this mean for our customers? 

Any goods Novotech sells that have been imported from China by one of our partner manufacturers in the United States will be subject to the 25% tariff. This includes most Trimble GPS/Timing products and Gemalto modems, and some PCTel antennas, and some InHand routers and gateways. 

For more information, please see this press release from the Associated Press