Trade

  • IPC supports a fair, open and rules-based international trading system.

  • IPC supports the modernization of NAFTA through the new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

  • IPC supports bilateral engagement with China to address disputes related to IP theft, market access, and government subsidies.

  • IPC is concerned about the negative impacts on our members from current and escalating tariff battles among the world’s leading trade powers. The electronics industry is characterized by highly complex supply chains and narrow profit margins, and rising tariffs are causing considerable disruptions and uncertainties.

Tariff War Fallout: U.S. Electronics Manufacturers Worried About Higher Tariffs and Laboring to Mitigate

As IPC research documents, rising tariffs are putting a painful squeeze on many U.S. electronics manufacturers. Many are facing supply-chain disruptions and steeper costs from the tariffs that have been imposed to date, and the impacts will grow as the trade war drags on. Read Report

US-Mexico-Canada Agreement Now Up to Canada

The U.S. government gave final approval to the USMCA trade pact in late January. Mexico approved it in December, and Canada is now debating it. Electronics exports are a major portion of North American trade.
Read the IPC study on the issue

How Can You Keep Track of Trade Policy Changes?

Check out our new “cheat sheet” with the latest developments on all the trade policy disputes that may affect your business, from North America to Europe and Asia. See the fact sheet.

Recent IPC Trade Policy News

January 16, 2020 - Electronics Manufacturers Applaud U.S. Senate for Passing USMCA with Bipartisan Support

January 15, 2020 - Electronics Manufacturers Welcome US-China Deal, Seek Further Action

December 10, 2019 - Electronics Manufacturers Applaud the USMCA Bipartisan Deal Reached by the White House and Congress, Urge All Three Nations to Approve Legislation

October 23, 2019 - U.S. Electronics Manufacturers Grappling with Higher Costs from U.S. and Chinese Tariffs; U.S. Jobs and Investments at Risk