Published: Sun, July 28, 2019
Money | By Ethel Goodwin

AAPL Stock: Trump Tweets "Apple Will Not Be Given Tariff Waivers"

AAPL Stock: Trump Tweets

Apple had previously been granted exemptions for other products made in China, including AirPods and the Apple Watch. "Make them in the U.S., no Tariffs!", said Donald Trump in a tweet.

President Donald Trump said Apple would face tariffs for components of its Mac Pro computers which are expected to be manufactured in China.

The high-priced Mac Pro is designed for professional graphics editors, primarily because of its heavy duty graphics processor.

Apple's proudly assembled the current "trash can" Mac Pro in Austin, Texas.

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The parts include graphics processing modules, structural frames, power supply units, AC power cables, ladder assemblies, data cables and a wireless mouse line. Apple tried to argue as much in its filing with the U.S. Trade Representative's Office, but Trump apparently didn't find it sufficiently persuasive. But while Apple says that makes US manufacturing impossible, Trump apparently lacks sympathy for Cupertino's predicament.

Trump slapped tariffs on US$250 billion in Chinese goods a year ago, launching a trade war over longstanding USA allegations of unfair economic practices, including the theft of American intellectual property. You can build in China, but when you send your product into the United States, we are going to tariff you.

Trump has blasted Apple on Twitter today, with POTUS saying that he would not grant the company a tariff waiver for its new Mac Pro.

Apple unveiled the $US6,000 Mac Pro during its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, marking the first time the desktop computer had been updated since its predecessor debuted in 2013.

Apple sought exemption from Trump's 25 percent tariffs earlier this month.

Apple has only announced that the base Mac Pro will start from $6,000.

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