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New Tariffs Causing Hell for Synthesizer Manufacturers

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Donald Trump’s new tariffs are going to be horrible for synthesizer manufacturers. The company behind the the Moog synthesizer has posted an open letter on their website:

    A U.S. tariff (import tax) on Chinese circuit boards and associated components is expected to take effect on July 6, 2018.

    These tariffs will immediately and drastically increase the cost of building our instruments, and have the very real potential of forcing us to lay off workers and could (in a worst case scenario) require us to move some, if not all, of our manufacturing overseas.

  2. carlosonthedrums

    Cooler than a polar bear's toenails Prestigious

    Everything about this administration is bullshit.
    chewbacca110 likes this.
  3. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    It's pretty ludicrous how many policy decisions he's making that so clearly make it worse for Americans. Tariffs are a consumer tax, plain and simple. New domestic manufacturing markets don't simply spring up because you gouged everyone on the source material. He'd maybe realize that if he didn't exclude his friends' and family's companies.
  4. transrebel59


    Does anybody remember that Nathan For You episode where he tries to classify things as musical instruments for a cheaper tariff?
  5. bodkins


    Guess I better snag my model D quick.
    Ska Senanake likes this.
  6. Raku


    Hmmm, it looks Trumps attempts in bringing manufacturing jobs back to the US is having an opposite effect with all these tariffs.

    Such an 'egg in face' problem he created for himself here.
  7. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    He shouldn't be surprised considering they won't even bring their own family's manufacturing back.
    Raku likes this.