Audio interface manufacturer Apogee Electronics has joined Moog Music in asking for musicians to help it fight the recently enacted Trump Tariffs.
In June, Moog warned that the Trump Tariffs Could Kill U.S. Synth Manufacturing. Moog says that the 25% import tax on Chinese components used in synthesizers and other electronics essentially handicaps US manufacturers, while companies that manufacture abroad and import completed synths will not be impacted.
Now Apogee says that, “like most, companies we rely on electronic components from China. In many instances, there is not a second source for these components outside of China. As of July 6th, the cost of materials and components from China has risen by 25%.”
Apogee says that this 25% tax on electronic components from China, will ultimately result in price increases, making them less competitive.
The company is asking its customers and other musicians to help by writing to your elected representatives and ask them to support a quick resolution to these tariffs. Details are available at the Apogee site.