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Video Game Consoles Price Will Not Rise in the US for Now, Tariff Delayed to December 15

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The United States and China have long been in a commercial dispute, which could have an impact on the price of video game consoles and other electronic products. This situation is worrisome, which is why we believe you will be interested to know that this situation will not affect you, or at least not for now.

What we are referring to is that, through a statement, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that taxes on certain products will be delayed. So, instead of coming into effect from September 1, it will do so until December 15. As you can imagine, among the products that will get rid of this are video game consoles.

“As part of USTR’s public comment and hearing process, it was determined that the tariff should be delayed to December 15 for certain articles. Products in this group include, for example, cell phones, laptop computers, video game consoles, certain toys, computer monitors, and certain items of footwear and clothing,” the statement said.

According to Kotaku, Donald Trump, president of the United States, mentioned that it is a proposal they took to avoid affecting consumers during the holiday season: “We’re doing this for the Christmas season. Just in case some of the tariffs would have an impact on U.S. customers.”

As you probably know, the end of the year is one of the most important days for the video game industry in various parts of the world. This is the period in which many take the opportunity to release a console, in addition to that it is when some of the most anticipated releases of the year are announced. Thus, it is good to see that the commercial dispute will not affect the industry or consumers.