White House doubles down on tariffs as a weapon in trade talks
By David Rauf
Last year, the U.S. imposed new duties on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico, prompting the Mexican government to react with its own set of retaliatory tariffs that ended up having an impact on some U.S. direct sellers that sell health supplements.
“If China wants to restrict anything coming from the U.S. or tax any company it sees fit from the U.S., it could do that very easily. In that scenario, what’s going to happen is that the cost is going to be absorbed by the company or passed on to the consumer.”
—Rafael Miner, partner, Miner Group Consulting
Without warning, company restructures compensation plan to single-level; field leaders stunned
By Teresa Craighead
The sudden announcement has created speculation throughout the channel, with [experts] asking why a company with $472 million in revenue would choose to so dramatically change its business model, seemingly overnight.
“The FTC has basically told us what the right way to do business is. [FTC Associate Director] Lois Greisman has repeatedly said ‘look to the settlement’, ‘look to the MLM business guidance.’ This seems to be a pretty clear indicator they weren’t kidding around.”
—Al Bala, CEO Mannatech