Supply Chain Management / Manufacturing News

Trade war starts changing manufacturers in hard-to-reverse ways

By The New York Times

May 31, 2019

When the Trump administration first imposed tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports in July, Andy LaFrazia figured it was just another curveball for his company.

“Everyone was saying: ‘Oh, it’s a negotiating tactic. It won’t last long,’” Mr. LaFrazia recalled.

But nearly a year later, the trade war shows no sign of cooling off. So ControlTek, the electronics manufacturer that Mr. LaFrazia runs near Portland, is taking steps to protect itself, a strategic shift that has been repeated in boardrooms and executive suites around the world in recent weeks.

Read the full story, "Trade war starts changing manufacturers in hard-to-reverse ways," at nytimes.com. 

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