What Would Trade Sanctions Imposed On China To Put Pressure On North Korea Do To The Price And Availability Of All The Things You Buy?

In light of recent international events, we need to get ahead of what could be significant price increases and restricted availability of supply for virtually all the products we sell.  This week, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nation’s made a statement to the U.N. that the U.S. will not allow countries doing business with North Korea to continue to do business as usual with the U.S.  If this becomes a reality, then we could impose high tariffs on Chinese goods or prohibit altogether the importation of certain products from China.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Wednesday called for the cessation of trade with any nation that continues to do business with North Korea in violation of U.N. resolutions.

For Chinese goods, this means prices will go up and supply availability will be affected.  The impact on products made in other countries, as well as those made in the U.S, is the same.  If we cannot obtain Chinese-made products, the demand for similar products made everywhere else, including the U.S., will rise.  This higher demand means higher prices in the U.S.  This will not only disrupt the availability of products, but could raise prices by as much as double digit %’s on many of the goods we purchase for you, regardless of where they are made. Add in the additional panic buying by commercial and civilian customers and we know what the impact will be on our products.

Having been in the law enforcement industry for years and with current year Agency budgets ending in the next few months, I believe this is a key time to evaluate our risk in waiting until the last minute to place our fiscal year end purchases, both yours as Agencies and ours as a distributor.   You see – we are in this with you.

CMC Government Supply currently, and has historically, held quote pricing for 30 days.  As this situation in the global and U.S. economy develops in the coming days, we may need to reduce this time frame.  To even consider this is unheard of in our company’s history.

I think of it this way….  The worst case scenario is pricing and availability changes rapidly and without notice, resulting in high prices, long lead times and possibly limited product availability.  The best case scenario is this all gets resolved with business as usual.  However, it is generally accepted that just the anticipation of increased tariffs will impact prices and availability no matter where our products are made.  If this is the case, our industry, like most others, would find it hard to escape the price squeeze.  By placing our orders sooner versus later and locking in current pricing and availability, we can mitigate some of the risk.  This is not a call for increased spending.  It is an appeal for informed decision-making by thinking through the timing of your budgeted purchasing plan.

These are just my thoughts.  Please consider this when planning for your upcoming fiscal year end purchases.  We are in this with you, and will do our best to continue to support you.

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CMC Government Supply Launches New Website

CMC Government Supply is pleased to announce the launch of its new web site at www.cmcgov.com. The new website was designed to provide customers a next generation web experience featuring mobile and tablet-friendly responsive design. In addition to being faster and more user-friendly, the website has been updated with a more appealing look and feel. While showcasing a more comprehensive selection of brands and products, the new website maintains the low prices and high value proposition CMC Government Supply’s customers expect.

Enhancing the customer browsing and buying experience, the new site features awww.cmcgov.comfresh, easy to navigate design with improved visibility to pricing and more ways to search for products. Customers can now quickly shop by brand, shop by department or utilize keywords to search more dynamically in the search field conveniently located at the top of each page. Both new and existing customers will be able to sign-in and register in order to view pricing, compared to the past where quote requests were the norm and price visibility was limited.

Targeting their core customer base, CMC Government Supply continues to partner with leading industry manufacturers to provide First Responder Personal Purchase Programs with reduced pricing on select items for those who qualify. Check out these programs at http://www.cmcgov.com/Personal-Purchase-Programs/.

CMC Government Supply plans to continue to improve the appeal of the site with new features and products rolling out weekly, so bookmark the website and return often to see additional product offerings.

About CMC Government Supply:
Located in Dallas, Texas, CMC Government Supply has been in business since 1988. CMC Government Supply is committed to delivering customer service excellence while offering customers a wide selection of products at a reasonable price. While we are focused on supplying federal, state, and local government agencies and authorized government contractors, any commercial business or individual can buy from us. You do not need to be a government agency to take advantage of the low prices on most of the products sold on our website. We carry a wide assortment of excellent products related to public safety and homeland security.

For more information, visit www.cmcgov.com