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3 Tech CEO Strategies to Mitigate the Impact of Tariff Uncertainties

Published: 27 February 2019

ID: G00384202

Analyst(s): Bill Ray , Amy Teng


Growing protectionism is creating tariff uncertainties globally, with the world’s two biggest economies providing a stark example. Tech CEOs need insight into the rules, and how they are applied, if they’re going to avoid unnecessary penalties and maximize long-term profitability.

Table Of Contents


  • Step 1: Review Tariff Rules to Ensure Right Classifications and Valuations
  • Step 2: Review the Product BOM and Production Process, and Conduct Tariff Engineering for Tariff Opportunities
    • Step 3: Calculate the Potential Return on Investment in Basing, or Moving, Production Outside the Chinese Mainland
    • Conclusion

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