The trade war between the US and China initiated by the US earlier this year is starting to have a significant impact on various industries and geographies. In North America, the tariff wars are already affecting the performance of the U.S. economy and business performance. Economists have trimmed third and fourth quarter GDP growth forecasts because of a slowdown in exports, rising prices of imports and weaker business investment. If the US imposes additional tariffs on Chinese imports in December as expected it will further impact economic growth in 2019. What can management do now to minimize the impact on their business?

This webinar will discuss:

  • The impact of the trade tariffs on the global economy and electronics industry in 2018.
  • Likely scenarios for trade between the US and China in 2019 and the implications for protection of intellectual property rights, tariffs on equipment and components, and global supply chains disruption.
  • Strategies companies can adopt to minimize the impact on their operations and supply chains.


Bruce Rayner, Contributing Editor

Bruce has 25+ years of experience as a high-energy, award-winning journalist and editor. His experience includes editorial positions at ComputerWorld, EBN, Electronic Business and Harvard Business Review where he focused on the nexus of business and technology. More recently, he was Director of Enterprise Thought Leadership at IHS where he was editorial director of the IHS Quarterly. Currently, Bruce focuses on digital transformation, the shifting geopolitical landscape and their impact on business strategy and performance.