Consumers are at risk of paying higher prices for smartphones because of a potential shortage that could hit the market, if the International Trade Commission (ITC) decides to block the importation of some popular devices.  Out latest ConsumerGram explores how an importation ban of certain Apple smartphones will affect competition, increase market concentration and lead to higher retail prices.  Our analysis estimates consumer welfare would decrease by $9.9 billion, if the ITC imposes an importation ban.

To see ACI’s full analysis, read our latest ConsumerGram.