ECIA Issues China Tariff Removal Guidance Document to Members

The ECIA Board of Directors and Council leaders assigned the GIPC (Global Industry Practices Committee) to anticipate the unwinding/untangling of inventory issues inflicted through the tariffs by identifying a checklist of areas and issues for consideration when tariffs are removed. Since the implementation of the China Tariff List 301 in July 2018 the electronic components…

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Manufacturing Index Contracts for Third Straight Month

U.S. factory activity contracted for the third straight month in October as trade issues, the GM strike and global economic uncertainty plagued the market. The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index registered 48.3 last month, up slightly from a 10-year low of 47.8 in September. New orders, employment and inventories all rose from September but…

ECIA Elects New Board Members

The three ECIA councils (Distributor, Manufacturer and Independent Manufacturer Representative) met in Savannah for the organization’s semi-annual Joint Council Session. New council positions were filled and the ECIA Board of Directors elected three new members: Mark Shiring, President & CEO of ebm-papst, Inc. Chris Wadsworth, General Manager of Carlton-Bates Company Karim Yasmine, Corporate Vice President,…

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Top Distributors Exit ECIA to Form Global Association

Three of the industry’s biggest distributors – Arrow Electronics Inc., Avnet Inc. and Electrocomponents plc – have withdrawn from the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA), marking an historic, structural change in the 9-year-old  trade organization. A new group, the Global Electronics Distributor Association (GEDA), will be formed within the next 90 days, according to an…

U.S.-China Trade War: Supply Chain Crisis or Opportunity?

Editor’s note on Special Project U.S.-China Trade War Damages Done: A permanent trade war with China has already thrust the supply chain in a mad scramble. Procurement costs have increased; partnerships have been severed; and companies have been forced to relocate manufacturing. Still, some companies see the conflict as a path toward differentiation President Trump’s…

ECIA Develops Guidelines on China Tariffs

The ECIA Distributor Council assigned the GIPC (Global Industry Practices Committee) to identify multiple best practices regarding the transfer and/or exchange of information for the handling of China tariffs between electronic component Manufacturers and Distributors. Since the implementation of the China Tariff List 301 in July 2018 the electronic components authorized channel partners have been…