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Game console makers oppose China tariffs

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By Mark RALSTON

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If one of these companies were to move production outside of China then, by their own admission, it would give them a huge price advantage over the others.

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They said the tariff plan would be disruptive to the sector, noting that about 96 percent of video game consoles imported into the United States were made in China.

It would cause significant supply chain disruption to shift sourcing entirely to the United States or a third country, and it would increase costs -- even beyond the cost of the proposed tariffs 

You reap what you sow.

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Do not worry. Tariffs will be eliminated. And China will have export restrictions due to security concerns. I think Nintendo Entertainment System suits China.

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Why only accuse China, when America did similar actions , why no protest. The world war ii is over for 74 years. It is time japan realized that Japanese are yellow skin too not white skin. Pls see yrselves in the correct light.

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If one of these companies were to move production outside of China then, by their own admission, it would give them a huge price advantage over the others.

Or as they said, it would increase the costs (at least in the near-term), even beyond the cost of the proposed tariffs:

"It would cause significant supply chain disruption to shift sourcing entirely to the United States or a third country, and it would increase costs -- even beyond the cost of the proposed tariffs -- on products that are already manufactured under tight margin conditions," the letter said.

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What they seem to be saying is that they have relied on virtual slave labor for years to keep their prices down and if they had to have the work done by people paid a living wage their costs would increase.

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What they seem to be saying is that they have relied on virtual slave labor for years to keep their prices down and if they had to have the work done by people paid a living wage their costs would increase.

How so? The cost of labor is less in China than say , America but that don't mean that the Chinese were slaves, receiving no wages or even low wages. Many Chinese are doing very well from the tech employments.

All companies, including Apple, have their products made in China to be able to keep their prices down.

American's wouldn't be happy paying $2,000 for an iPhone.

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The rising cost of manufacturing in China can not be ignored. In particular, the rise in labor costs is the main cause. Game console machine is a product using cutting edge technology. In the future, there is a risk that it will not be possible to procure parts for manufacturing products in China. Game console makers will be planning a change of production base.

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