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Three Things That Product Managers Must Do to Mitigate the Impact of Tariff Uncertainties

Published: 15 January 2019

ID: G00377836

Analyst(s): Amy Teng , Bill Ray


Growing protectionism is creating tariff uncertainties; the U.S.-China tariff dispute is a representative example. This research note provides structural steps to help technology product managers in the electronics industry to manage the tariff impacts to maximize long-term profitability.

Table Of Contents


  • Step 1: Review Tariff Rules to Ensure Right Classifications and Valuations
  • Step 2: Review Product BOM and Production Process, and Conduct Tariff Engineering for Tariff Opportunities
  • Step 3: Build a Comprehensive Manufacturing Portfolio That Is Capable of Adjustments to Respond to Similar Trade Disputes in the Future
  • Conclusion

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