GettyImport tariffs that China and the U.S. imposed on each other last year missed a lot of signature consumer electronics. If that happens, Taiwan will take an extra big hit from the Sino-U.S. trade war because it’s a hub for world notebook PC production, analysts predict. Original design manufacturing contracts from Taiwan made up more than 90% of global notebook production, Taipei-based Digitimes Research estimated in 2016. If the next tariff list takes effect, Taiwan’s notebook assemblers would pay more tariffs to export to the U.S. from their factories in China, analysts say. The broader supply chain and Taiwan’s partThe U.S. tariff list covering notebooks would also apply to smartphones and tablet PCs.
Source: Forbes May 23, 2019 03:00 UTC