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Fri May 31, 2019, 10:38 AM

Trump administration 25 percent tariff proposal targets U.S. board game, game console imports



The Trump administration is escalating the United States’ growing trade war with China, with hobby gaming now caught in the crossfire. A new document published by the Office of the United States Trade Representative lists thousands of goods categories that could be receiving new or revised tariffs in the amount of 25%.

On the list, buried between billiards and Christmas ornaments are a number of categories related to gaming, including video game consoles and machines, coin-operated arcade machines, and parts related to the operation of coin-operated arcade games.

The video game industry has already suffered a 10% tariff that impacts graphics card makers AMD and Nvidia. The Entertainment Software Agency (the lobbying body representing the video game industry) never weighed in publicly on the situation. Since then, the ESA has undergone leadership change, with Stanley Pierre-Louis taking over the president and CEO role after serving in that position on a temporary basis after previous head Mike Gallagher stepped down.

“The video game industry boasts a trade surplus for the American economy,” the organization told GameDaily via email. “Tariffs will hurt the American economy, its industries, and its consumers.”

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-administration-25-percent-tariff-200300879.html?

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Sherman A1 May 2019 OP
awesomerwb1 May 2019 #1
Chin music May 2019 #2
Blue_Tires May 2019 #3
Sherman A1 May 2019 #4
Chin music May 2019 #5

Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 10:41 AM

1. I hope having to pay more for

their gaming rigs (China) and

their avocados (Mexico) will motivate younger voters even more.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 10:44 AM

2. Tax Fortnite...Have every college kid and above, in the streets in 20 minutes.

Probably teenagers too.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 10:45 AM

3. When do the networks finally cancel this "reality show"?

Or is there some way I can cancel my subscription? I mean, this show isn't the least bit funny or entertaining and the ratings have fallen through the basement.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #3)

Fri May 31, 2019, 10:46 AM

4. Honestly

I wish I knew the answer to that question. It has as you stated long ago ceased to be amusing.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #4)

Fri May 31, 2019, 10:53 AM

5. My last bastion was board games...

heh heh. Even though it's hard sometimes to play both sides w them. I have all the good ones I need anyway. What will younger generations do, without Candyland and Chutes and Ladders and stuff though? (hmm. I see a new market on ebay.)

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