Experts warn it would damage small companies as consumers pay for the hit
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ce on manufacturing in China, many will still make the US consumer pay more if the tariffs hit.
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mers,” said Brian Goldner, CEO of toy company Hasbro. He said the Pawtucket, Rhode Islandbased company, the
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na, but he also said it has built up extra inventory, incurring additional storage costs, as it braces for tariffs.
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iser, a senior research analyst at financial services firm D.A. Davidson Companies, told China Daily.
上海后花园女神会所But she said that they will try to find alternative suppliers, and work with their procurement teams to optimize product mix
and sourcing options. Many also will continue to move manufacturing from China to countries like Vietnam.
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上海后花园女神会所”The good news is that the tariff is only 10 percent, so a product-price increase of 5 percent is neede
d to keep gross profit dollars unchanged. However, the gross margin would decline,” she said.
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