SeaSonic reveals price impact of new US tariffs

Posted on Monday, Nov 05 2018 @ 13:43 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
As you may know, many computer components are subject to the new US tariffs levied on Chinese imports. A rate of 10 percent went into effect in September and this will be bumped to 25 percent at year-end. This sucks for US-based consumers as the pricing of a lot of products will increase as a lot of computer parts and peripherals are made in China.

SeaSonic is one of the first companies to publish a detailed price list of how the tariffs will impact its MSRPs. Effective December 1, 2018, most of the firm's power supplies will see a $10 to $20 price increase. Lower-end models are hit hardest with price increases of up to 20 percent, while high-end unis see an increase of about 7.5 percent.
Effective 01 December 2018, Sea Sonic USA is to increase the MSRP for all power supplies manufactured in China and destined for the US market. This is the result of recent market developments, but all orders placed prior to this date shall follow current pricing.

Sea Sonic strives to be transparent and forthright with its partners and consumers. We thank you in advance for your understanding as our priority is to continue providing cost-effective solutions to all our customers. The situation is dynamic and necessary adjustments will be made accordingly.

We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to continuing our partnership well into the future. If you have any questions, please contact your Sea Sonic representative or visit our website at

Vincent Chang
Chairman & CEO, Sea Sonic
SeaSonic impact of tariffs on Chinese import PSUs

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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