TIA Says 10% Tariff on Imports Will Inflate U.S. Internet Access Cost
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) criticized a United States Trade Representative (USTR) proposed list of $200 billion in imports subject to 10 percent tariffs.

“The administration’s new tariff list includes routers, switches and other telecom goods which are essential components of today’s high-speed networks,” said TIA’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Cinnamon Rogers. “Imposing a 10-percent tariff on these items will inflate the cost of internet access for American business and consumers and pose a needless burden on the U.S. economy.

“Tariffs against China are counter-productive and impose risks to a wide variety of traditional American industries — from farming to manufacturing and banking — that have come to rely on digital infrastructure as an essential productivity tool.”

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