Friday, April 10, 2020
Even if the item is much cheaper than a comparable item - I think many would opt for the item that wasn't Made in China.
And some name brand company's who have opted for having their goods manufactured in China may face a backlash. And I'm pretty sure their marketing people know this. That's why I'd give US based manufacturers a 1-year window to move their manufacturing (back to the USA would be optimal) or perhaps a 2-year window for electronics as long as a credible plan is in place.
Wuhan is in Hubei Province and it has been reported that when this virus was first detected in Wuhan the Chinese government banned travel from Hubei Province to the rest of China. But they did not ban travel from Hubei Province to the rest of the world! That's pretty damning proof of how the Communist Chinese government gave two shits about the health and welfare of the other nations of the world.
I think one of the first steps once we are out of quarantine would be a Free Trade Agreement with Taiwan. That would be a shot across China's bow.