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On September 24, 2018, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) began implementing a 10% trade tariff on Chinese imports. In addition, there is a second phase of tariffs to begin January 1, 2019 increasing from the original 10% to 25%. This affects many of our manufacturers and suppliers, due to imported raw materials, parts, as well as finished goods.

Manufacturers are trying to alleviate costs where they can and many are absorbing the first phase of tariffs. For those that are taking price increases, we are providing information to you as quickly as possible. Price lists and notices can be found on the Vendor Document Library, or you can subscribing to the RSS feed to stay up to date.

Below are the most recent tariff related price change notices:

Category breakdown of tariff increases.
 

Average increase due to tariffs, 15.8%.

SHO Price Increase Notification Tariff 1-1-19
Tariff impacted increases effective 9/24/18 and 1/1/19. See lists for specific prices.

VER Price Increase Notice Tariff 1-1-19
Increase on HDD of 25% due to second wave of tariff increases.

Price increase only due to tariffs.

VCT Price Increase Notice Tariff 11-1-18
Price increase of 7-8% on Victor and Sharp products. See separate price lists for specifics.

BOP Price Increase Notice Tariff 10-22-18
Increase will be a surcharge line item averaging 5% on impacted goods.

EPI Price Increase Letter Tariff 10-1-18

NEE Price Increase Notice 12-1-18
General increase of 5-8%. Select tariff impacted items will receive an additional 5-15% after January 1, 2019.

PHT Price Increase Notice Tariff 11-1-18

HOS Price Increase Notice Tariff 11-1-18
Tariff related increase of 4-10.5% effective 11-1-18.

SAF Price Increase Notice Tariff 1-1-19

MAX Price Increase Notice Tariff 1-1-19
Tariff related items will receive a 25% increase in addition to the general increase.

SAM Price Increase Notice Tariff 1-1-19
Tariff related increase of 15% effective 1/1/19.

ACM Price Increase Notice Tariff 10-29-18

FEL Price Increase Notice Final Tariff 12-1-18
Fellowes revised announcement on China Tariff impact to scheduled price increases on Dec 1st 2018 and Jan 1st 2019. Price increases range from 6-17%.

RCP Price Increase Notice Tariff V2 11-1-18
Tariff related increase of 2%-7.5%.

COD Price Increase Notice Tariff V2 10-1-18
Reduction of previously announced increase from 10% to 5%. Effective 10-1-18.

BOS Price Increase Notice Tariff 1-1-19

Previously communicated increases are moving to 1/1/19, and will be a 17% increase.

VCT Price Increase Notice Tariff 11-1-18
Price increase of 7-8% on Victor and Sharp products. See separate price lists for specifics.

OFI Price Increase Notice Tariff 9-25-18
Price increase of 7.5% effective 9/25.

FLF Price Increase Notice 10-22-18
Average increase of 7.5% due to imposed tariffs, effective 10/22/18.

MMF Price Increase Notice 1-1-19

FEL Price Increase Notice Update 12-1-18
Dec 2018 Price Increase letter update. Follow up communication regarding US Tariff enhancements going into effect in Aug 2018 after initial July tariff announcement.

AVT Price Increase Letter 10-1-18
Price Increases of 5% to 60%