Leaving China not easy: trade group

AVOIDING TARIFFS: While 52 firms have already pledged to invest in Taiwan, business leaders were concerned about shortages of land, electricity, water and unskilled labor

Taipei Times
Date: May 16, 2019
By: Crystal Hsu  /  Staff reporter

It is difficult for Taiwanese electronics firms to pull out of China, as the personal

Compal Electronics Inc chairman Rock Hsu talks to reporters at a meeting in Taipei yesterday of the Third Wednesday Club, of which he is also chairman.Photo: Lee Ya-wen, Taipei Times

computer industry has built a stable supply chain there over the years, industry leaders said yesterday.

Local electronic firms with production lines in China could face a sharp earnings challenge if Washington next month extends tariffs to US$300 billion of Chinese goods, including smartphones and notebooks.

Compal Electronics Inc (仁寶電腦) chairman Rock Hsu (許勝雄) said that relocating supply chains is a difficult and time-consuming process, as it requires a massive transfer of personnel and depends a lot on technology brands.

Taiwan is home to the world’s largest suppliers of electronic components used in laptops and mobile devices.    [FULL  STORY]

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