[ Post a Response | The SteelNavy.Com Message Board ]
Re: Merit 1/48 Elco PT boats
Exactly!! The whole purpose of the US tariff is to tax goods to discourage it's import - thereby hurting the country of origin. It would make no sense for the country of origin (China, in this case) to raise the price of goods it's trying to export (unless they had a monopoly on a really rare commodity).
In the US the importer pays the tariff, not China. The result is the same though unless the importer is willing to suck up the loss.
the only person to pay for it is YOU!!!! CHINA UPS THE PRICE YOU PAY!!!
Possibly import tariffs on Chinese goods is the reason Merit International is no longer importing kits - too expensive. "But don't worry, China will pay for it!"
This may be old news, but I have wondered why Merit International has never issued the Elco PT boats again, so I emailed them. They responded and said that they are no longer producing any kits at this time, but the PT boats might be released again in the future...by Trumpeter. Sounds like they must have sold the molds.
SteelNavy.Com Home Page