Dear Valued Customer,
Atrix has been closely monitoring the ongoing tariff announcements issued by the office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR).
Key historical details on the tariffs are as follows:
September 24, 2018
- A product list was released that included the harmonized tariff codes for vacuum cleaners, filters, and accessories which required a 10% tariff. Due to our inventory position, we have been able to delay the immediate impact of these tariffs to our customers.
December 1, 2018
- As a result of December 1st meetings, trade negotiations need to reach a successful end, or these same products will move from the current 10% to a 25% tariff.
May 9, 2019
- On May 9, 2019 the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published the Federal Register notice formally announcing the increase in tariff amounts for the third round of Section 301. According to the notice, the 25% tariff will go into effect on May 10, 2019.
As a result of these 25% tariffs there is not a viable alternative other than to pass along the increase. We have worked hard to keep these increases to a minimum and are announcing an industry-wide price increase on tariffed items of 10% on July 1.
(Pricing on our USA manufactured, Express – Omega – High Capacity series, will not be affected.)
We appreciate your patience as we continue to work through these tariff challenges and are committed to keeping you informed as new information emerges.
Please feel free to contact us for more information, (800) 222-6154.
Vice President, General Manager