Electronics Manufacturers Welcome US-China Deal, Seek Further Action

January 15, 2020 — The following statement can be attributed to Chris Mitchell, vice president of global government relations at IPC, the global association representing the electronics manufacturing industry:

“The electronics manufacturing industry welcomes the U.S.-China "phase one" trade deal being signed today in Washington, and the pathway it offers to resolution of broader issues. The deal leaves many issues unaddressed including cyber security, structural economic reforms, and the high level of tariffs that are still in place on many products that are traded in our industry. As documented in a recent IPC study, many IPC members are feeling the pain of higher costs, supply chain disruptions, administrative hassles, and reduced access to the Chinese market as a result of the U.S.-China trade conflict.”      

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