With the US imposing new tariffs on a variety of goods from different countries, the affected nations are responding to the threat. Europe has imposed a 10 percent tax on a variety of goods coming from the US, including Pokemon cards. As a result, Pokemon cards will see a price increase in Europe beginning September 10.
Russia seems to be imposing even tougher regulations, as sales of Pokemon cards will stop entirely. The country will no longer sell TCG sets and will stop seeing tournaments.
For now, there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight for the trade dispute, and Europeans will be paying more for their Pokemon cards as a result. We will keep you updated if the situation changes.