Cheungs and the Trade War

by Spencer Cheung
Dear Friends and Longtime Partners,

As many of you have seen on the news, United States tariffs on Chinese goods will increase or will be placed on goods previously not under the tariffs. In short, this is what will happen:

- Roughly half of all goods from China currently with tariffs of 25% will increase to 30% by October 15

- The remaining goods being imported from China will incur a tariff of 15% by 2019 end, a portion starting in November

- Tariffs will continue to be paid by United States importers such as ourselves, Cheungs

Across the country businesses both large and small are working diligently to find a response to the effects of the current trade war ranging from moving production to increasing prices.

What actions will we take?

Our plan will be simple. We plan on maintaining all prices on our products just as we have since the start of the Trade War and will not apply any increases to offset the tariffs. We understand that pricing is the key factor more than ever and our goal is to endure the brunt of the effects so that your business can continue to operate smoothly especially with the upcoming holiday season.

Our hope is that an agreement will be reached which will see these tariffs reduced back to their Pre-Trade War levels. Until then our team will continue to work harder than ever to provide you the best service we can.

If you have any questions about our company, our plan or about how the tariffs are affecting us, please feel to write, call or stop by in person. We remain deeply appreciative of the partnerships you all have given us and look forward to what the future will bring.

Thank you,
The Cheungs Team