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Reported that the above four U.S. companies issued a joint statement that day, Trump's tariff will increase the cost of U.S. laptops, will hurt consumers and the industry as a whole, and will not help Trump's government to correct China's trade demands. According to Reuters, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Hewlett-PackardMicrosoftLaptops and removable tablets sold in the United States account for 52% of the U.S. market.
The joint statement also cites recent research by the Consumer Technology Association of the United States that if the planned tariffs take effect, they will increase the prices of laptops and tablets in the United States by at least 19%, or the average retail price of laptops will reach about $120.
"Such a price increase may even make it impossible for our most cost-conscious consumers to afford laptops at all," the four companies said, noting that price increases may occur during peak holidays and back-to-school seasons.
In another statement, Microsoft, video game maker Nintendo and Sony Interactive Entertainment warned that tariffs on video games could stifle innovation, hurt consumers and put thousands of jobs at risk.
Many American industries are united in their opposition to expanding taxes on Chinese products. More than 170 American shoemakers and retailers wrote to Trump last month calling for an end to the trade war with China, the Wall Street Journal reported. On June 13, more than 600 American enterprises and trade associations, including Wal-Mart and Golden City, also issued joint letters opposing the tariff war with China. Kyodo News Agency (Kyodo News Agency) said on June 16 that some American subsidiaries of Japanese companies also opposed expanding tax increases on Chinese products, demanding that the Office of the United States Trade Representative remove their products from the tax increase list, including Epson American Company and Mitsubishi Chemistry.
Original Title: Expansion of Anti-Trump Tax Camp! Dell Hewlett-Packard MicrosoftIntelStatement: Will hurt consumers and the industry as a whole