WASHINGTON – CompTIA, the world’s leading technology association, released the following statement from CompTIA’s executive vice president for public advocacy Elizabeth Hyman regarding the Administration’s announcement of 25 percent tariffs on imports of Chinese technology products:

“Today the administration decided to levy a 25 percent import tariff on many tech-related products and components including printer parts, thermostats, computer equipment used in AI & blockchain technology, among other things beginning on July 6. There is no doubt that tariffs will create irreparable harm to America’s tech companies, the 11.5 million Americans that work in tech occupations, and consumers who rely on affordable technology in their daily lives. Tariffs will result in higher costs for American manufacturers and suppliers and decrease the overall global competitiveness of U.S.-based tech firms. There is a better way to achieve the results the administration is seeking. Trade wars over tariffs is not it.”

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