China and US tariffs dispute 'painful' for UK publishers

China and US tariffs dispute 'painful' for UK publishers

The Publishers Association has asked the UK government to step in over tariffs, as the escalating trade war between America and China begins to affect UK publishers’ bottom lines. 

All books produced in China are being hit by the 15% tariffs, impacting UK gift or children’s publishers in particular. Co-editions sent directly from China to the US, or books printed in China that are later exported from the UK to the US, are being impacted.

Bloomsbury c.e.o. Nigel Newton revealed last week that Bloomsbury had been hit with taxes on around 50 of its titles and “it may get worse before it gets...

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