How Cisco is working around the China tariffs

Cisco Systems Inc. is using pricing adjustments and working closely with component suppliers to avoid negative effects from a trade conflict between China and the U.S., and the results are strong so far.

In a quarterly earnings report Wednesday, Cisco issued in-line results and a strong revenue forecast for the current quarter, while growing product orders in the Asia region by 6%. After Chief Executive Chuck Robbins openly espoused concern last quarter about tariffs on many goods from China increasing to 25%, which has recently happened, he was asked in a conference call if that affected Cisco’s CSCO, +0.81% guidance.

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