HP, Dell, Microsoft, and Amazon look to move some hardware production out of China

HP, Dell, Microsoft, and Amazon are the latest companies to consider moving some of their hardware production out of China in light of the ongoing trade war with the US. Nikkei reports that HP and Dell are both looking to move up to 30 percent of their laptop production out of the country, Microsoft may move some Xbox production, and Amazon could move some production of its Kindles and Echo speakers. Acer and Asustek are also exploring production outside of China, according to the report.

The potential moves are all in response to a trade war that has seen the US put a 25 percent tariff on $200 billion worth of goods. While the technology industry has largely remained unscathed, new tariffs could soon extend the fees to laptops,…

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