« Using a Toy Gun to Fight a Trade War: Trump Announces Tariffs on Toys Starting September 1 | Main | PART 2 of the Sweet Suite Playground Podcast With Chris and Richard »

August 5, 2019


Great comments, fully agree.

This spin here is interesting but the fact is tariff's and Yuan devaluation are not in anyway good for the toy industry. Our vendors have all contracted and purchased for the materials and component parts well in advance so the chances of companies getting price concessions due to currency this year are marginal. Maybe for the big guys that can muscle suppliers but not small and medium size firms. also, what happens when the 10% escalates to 25%? China cannot go that fare. the Yuan hasn't been to that level in 30 years. the cost will come back to us in absorbing or passing along the tariff. Trump operates on emotion and instinct. He's a bully and he feels he's stronger than China today and can push them around so he does it without thought of near term or long term consequences. that's always bad. Not sure if tariffs will hit or not but either way there is no win for the toy industry and not good news.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

TWM_Home of the friday blog_200x400