Not Just a Fad: Taking Smart Lighting from Niche to Necessity

Not Just a Fad: Taking Smart Lighting from Niche to Necessity

Silicon Valley has a vision for the future, and it starts with the Internet of Things – an algorithm-based, data-centric world in which electronic devices communicate with each other and even determine for their users the best course of action to lasting health, happiness, and overall wellbeing.


Tariff Tracker: Another Day, Another Dodged Tariff

Tariff Tracker: Another Day, Another Dodged Tariff

Importers and exporters have long taken advantage of free trade agreements to circumvent tariffs using such methods as transshipments, outsourcing production, and internal supply chain shifts. Increasingly, however, Chinese manufacturers are taking a simpler – if more ethically dubious – approach to avoiding US-imposed tariffs: code misclassification.

  Freedonia Focus      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: Consumer Water Treatment Systems & Parts Under Pressure

Tariff Tracker: Consumer Water Treatment Systems & Parts Under Pressure

US suppliers of consumer water treatment systems – including water purification systems and water softeners – have not been able to duck the reach of recent tariffs imposed on China.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Tariffs      Water Treatment    

Tariff Tracker: How Will Shift from NAFTA to USMCA Impact the Car Industry?

Tariff Tracker: How Will Shift from NAFTA to USMCA Impact the Car Industry?

The Trump administration’s unapologetic disparagement of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has resulted in a replacement agreement, announced October 1. Now known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), has NAFTA changed in anything but name?

  Automotive & Transport      Freedonia Focus      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: The $1.25 Store? Tariffs to Strike Discount Retailers

Tariff Tracker: The $1.25 Store? Tariffs to Strike Discount Retailers

For many Americans who rely on the low-cost housewares and other goods supplied by dollar and discount stores, new tariffs implemented by the US on Chinese imports could spell bad news.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: US-China Trade War Escalation to Impact Market for Wood Building Products

Tariff Tracker: US-China Trade War Escalation to Impact Market for Wood Building Products

Rising trade tensions between the US and Chinese governments - including new 10% tariffs from the US on $200 billion in Chinese goods - threatens to further impact US imports of wood products. Find out why this has significant implications for the US building materials industry.


Tariff Tracker: Proposed Tariffs on Plastic Bags Could Harm Green Businesses

Tariff Tracker: Proposed Tariffs on Plastic Bags Could Harm Green Businesses

A 10% tariff on $200 billion in Chinese imports took effect today.
The inclusion of certain plastic bags on that list seems like it should be a boon for green businesses. Find out why one Freedonia analyst thinks that may not be the case.

  Industry Studies      Plastics & Other Polymers      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: Newest Tariff List Will Hit Consumers Hardest

Tariff Tracker: Newest Tariff List Will Hit Consumers Hardest

While most of the tariffs put forth by the Trump administration thus far have primarily impacted manufacturers, the most recent round is set to have a more direct impact on consumers' wallets. Which goods should consumers expect to pay more for in the coming weeks?

  Consumer Goods      Freedonia Focus      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: Congressional Testimony Reveals Divide Among Flooring Manufacturers

Tariff Tracker: Congressional Testimony Reveals Divide Among Flooring Manufacturers

Will the tariffs imposed by the Trump administration help or hurt the US flooring industry? Testimony by key industry participants shows that companies are divided.

  About      Construction & Building Products      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

Start the Presses! The US Overturns Newsprint Tariffs

Start the Presses! The US Overturns Newsprint Tariffs

In August, the ailing newspaper industry received a measure of relief after the US International Trade Commission overturned a damaging tariff on newsprint. Why was the tariff instated in the first place? Read all about it inside.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Tariffs