New Tariffs hurt US Music Business

Problems faced by a relatively small US music business when doing business with China .

If the president thinks his tariffs will work to help US business fight the Chinese products he is sadly mistaken.  You can go to Amazon, eBay and almost all other big internet sales places and see products you can purchase directly from mainland China without any tariffs…
So now the US music business person will pay more for the products and the pride gap from the products sold directly from China will become much bigger…. This will hurt the US music business more than it will help.

If we pay $50.00 more per product we will need to pass it on to our customers… but that same customers buy that product directly from China and pay no tariff… again I would like the President to explain how that is going to help the US businessman. I don’t think the President has a clue and never thinks things through…..
Anything sold directly from China should be required to have an even higher tariff then the US businessman… now that would help the US Businessman! AMAZON, eBay and all the other big sellers should be required to place the high tariff on the products they allow to be sold directly.

Or they should not allow the Chinese businessman to sell directly to the US.


This shows how greedy the Chinese businessman is…. they do not care about the long-range business and just want to make all they can today.  They do not understand by selling direct they have almost destroyed their OEM business…. Doing OEM business with the US dealers is worth much more than the little money they make by selling direct to the us.

I lived in mainland China for over 3 years learning about how their factories worked and just how they do business.  There is no protection for foreign products made in China. They will copy anything and even use the name of the product….  I design and make the Kenny G saxophones and there is a company in China named JINYIN that sells Kenny G saxophones without giving us any money.  The have posters all around their factory telling the world they make Kenny G Saxophones and tell the client they gave us a lot of money to use the name…. NONE OF THAT IS TRUE!

Every product I designed while in China has been copied and many of the products I paid for the molds etc. and are being sold to my completion here in the US…

I do not make any Kenny G Saxophones in mainland China…. I have moved everything to Taiwan do to the unscrupulous business practices.  Just be screwing me one small business they have cost themselves many hundreds-thousands of dollars over the next few years.




These issues should be address for good long term business with China and any other country as well.  There are ways to fix these problems but they must be looked at and a long-term plan made. For EXAMPLE: the President’s tariff, I am not against raising tariffs on imported products…. But saying this will help manufacturers in the US is not realistic…. The tariff should have been added a little over the next 5 to 10 years… then both countries could have made it work… it is not possible for a guy to start making a saxophone in the US in month… it would take 5 plus years…..  if the tariff was being raised each year the people could start manufacturing in the US.

What made America great wand not Silicon Valley (Who jobs most production out of the US) but the hard work of the great American labor force making the best products in the world.

This work force has been forgotten and we need to bring it back…


Just a thought…….