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US China Trade War: Impact on Scuba industry

Discussion in 'General Scuba Equipment Discussions' started by CAPTAIN SINBAD, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. CAPTAIN SINBAD

    CAPTAIN SINBAD Divemaster Candidate

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    A significant portion of diving equipment comes in from China. These include fins, masks, wet-suits, BCDs, boots and regulators. How is the scuba industry viewing US-China trade war? All thoughts and opinions welcome.
     
  2. lexvil

    lexvil Loggerhead Turtle

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    It remains to be seen but we’ll most likely see some price creep.
     
  3. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

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    The smaller vendors may have to increase their prices while the bigger ones with deeper pockets may just absorb it hoping it won't last for long.
     
  4. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

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    None of my equipment is made from Communist China except the wet suit and it never last for more than couple of seasons. My present suit is made in Cambodia.
    Incidentally, I never met any Communist Chinese using equipment made from their own country.
     
  5. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

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    Can anyone name a reliable scuba equipment originated from the place?

    I can name “Deep 6” but that is from FREE China(Republic of China).
     
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  6. eelnoraa

    eelnoraa DIR Practitioner

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    I think an American brands that manufactured in China will get hit double tho.

    Yes, I like how you call it. The Free China that is. It is really sad that HK will soon no longer be free. Very sad. Growing up there, everything I think about it, I almost tear
     
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  7. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Great White

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    All I can say is we did it to ourselves.
    Capitalism can make for strange bedfellows.
     
  8. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

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    How so please?
     
  9. CAPTAIN SINBAD

    CAPTAIN SINBAD Divemaster Candidate

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    A lot of gear comes from China. Far more than the average consumer understands.
     
  10. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

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    some dive lights (xtar/big blue) and neoprene goods (neosport and others) will get hit maybe. most of the rest shouldn't as final assembly is in taiwan.
     

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