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US Trade War and Impact on Ecommerce

De Minimis ($800 duty free to USA)

     
11:22 am on Jun 21, 2018 (gmt 0)

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The President of the United States is implementing a 10% tariff on another $200 billion of Goods from China, which I assume will impact a lot of consumer goods, and which may have an impact on Business to Consumer goods.

We ship from Canada directly to the USA, goods of Chinese Origin, where consumer goods are duty free up to $800 (under Section 321 [De Minimis] of the US customs act.

In theory, Tariff rates and codes, Section 321 is an act past by Congress, and can't be legally overturned by the President, so executive orders are out of the question.

However, this gives a perception of an advantage over American Businesses selling the same goods, and I'm worried about the status quo standing one way or another.
1:09 am on June 22, 2018 (gmt 0)

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By the time I finish this comment, this POTUS may change his mind yet again.
2:05 am on June 22, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I'm glad that I no longer either sell goods to, nor import goods from the USA, business ( and life ) requires a certain amount of stability, knowing what the rules and laws will be from one day to the next. At the moment the USA (and indirectly the rest of us ) does not know what the rules and laws will be from one hour to the next.
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Making a mountain out of a mole hill. Or Begging Trouble Where None Exists. Kiddies, how much STEEL, AUTOMOBILES, RADISHES, WHEAT AND PIG MEAT do you sell on you websites? IE: zero problems for the vast majority. Unless you hand deliver your product via a fossil fueled vehicle. (UPS, FEDEX, DHS, ETC) in which case you might see marginal increases in your POSTAL costs.

Meanwhile, dumping Chinese good via Canada into the USA might be a problem. Bad business decision (Canadian) because the Chinese are all in on flooding markets with cheap goods.

NOTE: that;s the other side of the conversation.
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I used to import a lot of jeans ( almost exclusively levi's ) from the USA, the exporters will get hit hard ( I'm still in contact with some, they are not happy at all with POTUS ), I have a friend who imports USA muscle and sports cars, and Harleys", his business and that of his exporters will get hit hard..It is always the little people who pay the price of the wars ( of all types ) that the people at the top start.
10:58 am on June 23, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Apologize for the hot reply... there will be differences of opinion on tariffs--whether they work or hinder. I tend to be "me first" in that regard so when someone cuts me off at the knees with unfair trading I tend to be a little testy.

I will watch my mouth in the future. Just wanted to apologize (though what I said about unfair via different countries to dump product remains true).