Amazon.com Inc. may need to hike price to head off China tariff blows


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Amazon.com Inc. may need to hike price to head off China tariff blows

On Wednesday, the 4th of September 2019, analysts of one of the 28 US lenders alongside financial entities, which conducts direct businesses with Central Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the second-largest US lender, had forecasted that the No.

1 US retailing giant, billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Amazon.com Inc., would be raising prices of made-in-China goods in the United States betweens 2.1 per cent to 2.6 per cent on an average in order to ease impacts of fresh tariffs imposed by US President Donald Trump on Chinese exports worth of $125 billion.

In point of fact, latest analysis of one of the big-league lenders of United States came forth amid a tentative market background, when Wsdashington alongside Beijing had already imposed a higher duty on each other’s product on last Sunday (Sept.

1st), spurring trade tensions further across the globe. Besides, according to US Customs authority, latest tariff hike on Chinese imports would include a higher levy on foot wears, flat-display televisions alongside smart watches.

Nonetheless, in the face of such slanderous trade outlook between Washington and Beijing, analysts of Bank of America Merrill Lynch had been quoted saying on a client note dated September 3rd that the Amazon.com Inc. would require a price hike of as little as 2.1 per cent to deal with added tariffs, while third party traders selling products in Amazon could increase price by as much as 2.6 per cent.