December 7, 2022 ECIA Newsletter


ECIA GIPC Publishes China Tariff Avoidance and Recovery Process Document

The ECIA’s Global Industry Practices Committee (GIPC) has published a document to update members on best practices as companies in the electronic components industry respond to the shifting political landscape regarding China tariffs. The China Tariff Avoidance and Recovery Process Update document offers an outline of what the GIPC recommends to members about current practices in this arena. The document explains several pathways for tariff avoidance and recovery, with specific suggestions for how to evaluate this complex issue. The intent is to enable companies to compare their own current processes with identified best practices and make adjustments as required.

Read the full press release. 

ECIA Research and Analysis

ECIA offers its members insight into the industry and a variety of market trends information. Members can log into the website and visit the Stats & Insights page to access an increasing number of statistical reports. 

Some are available to the public, some to members and others are only accessible to those who participate in the survey. 

Reports include: 

  • Snap Survey Results – 2023 Revenue Growth Expectations
  • Semiconductor Sales by Region & World Total (WSTS Bluebook) – October 2022
  • World and Regional Semiconductor Data by Product Categories (WSTS Bluebook) - October 2022
  • Discrete Semiconductor Americas DTAM Report – Q3 2019 to Q2 2022
  • North American Sales & Bookings of Non-Linear Resistors – Q3 2022
  • North America Monthly IP&E Components Index – November 2022
  • North America Weekly IP&E Components Index – Week 46 & 47

Visit the stats and insights page for information on these reports. 


EMSNOW Up Close with Dale Ford, ECIA Chief Analyst

Eric Miscoll gets some one-on-one time with ECIA's excellent data analyst, Dale Ford. They talk about ECIA's Electronic Component Sales Trend (ECST) survey, which takes the pulse of the component channel every month and is a good leading indicator of the industry. Dale gives the latest update from his report on industry sentiment about a wide range of component categories and market segments. The two also discuss the report on the Top 50 Distributors, and a new study, 'The Value of the Authorized Component Channel' which is being conducted now by Texas A&M University. Watch the interview. 

Upcoming Webinar

Winning the War for Talent - Part 6
Wednesday | December 14 | 3 pm ET | Register Now

ECIA has partnered with the Association Education Alliance to bring you this webinar. The war for talent is escalating. Some organizations are ill-prepared to handle the challenges of an increasingly complex labor market, shackled by the “we’ve always done it this way” mentality. Others are thriving, armed with analytical insights and surrounded by allies, allowing them to snap up highly performing “impact players” and supercharge their growth. What kind of an organization are you? More importantly, what kind do you want to be in the future? Join presenter, Alex Chausovsky of the Miller Resource Group, for this engaging discussion.

Standards - Call for Participation

ECIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to produce industry standards

that drive the manufacture, application and use of electronic component products and systems on a global basis. Participation in the ECIA standards programs is open to all individuals who are directly and materially affected by matters addressed by the work. 

The following documents are now in the public review stage and open for comments. 

EIA-456-A  Metallized film dielectric capacitors for alternating current application

EIA-468-C  Lead taping of components in the radial configuration for automatic handling

EIA 364-27D  Mechanical shock (specified pulse) test procedure for electrical connectors

EIA-364-123  High temperature exposure with contact loading test procedure for electrical connectors 

The ESC is presently specifically seeking additional participation in the User and General Interest category. This typically includes, but is not limited to, OEMs, ODMs, Contract Manufacturers, and Electronics Distributors (User), as well individuals who have expertise in these areas but are not affiliated with a particular company in the industry (General Interest). Please direct any questions concerning the programs to Ed Mikoski at 571-323-0253.


Member of the Week 


ECIA is pleased to honor Electronic Salesmasters, Inc. (ESI) as Member of the Week.  

ESI is characterized by sound financial management, motivation and plans for business continuity. They pride themselves in being “business people in sales,” not just sales people in business. ESI provides stability, trust and confidence that enhances relationships with customers throughout the territory. ESI represents products in the areas of Ohio, West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan.  

ESI has been an ECIA member for 7 years. 


Contact Info:

Electronic Components Industry Association
310 Maxwell Road, Suite 200, Alpharetta, GA 30009