President of the United States of America is imposing the tariffs on American companies importing the products and components from outside of the country. Apple is not an exemption to this rule, as Donald Trump used Twitter to clear the air on Tariff exemptions for Apple. According to the recent tweet from Donald Trump, Apple is not getting a tariff exemption for new Mac Pro devices. As Apple has shifted the production facility from Texas to China, the government is not so Happy and is imposing the tax on the company. Currently, the tariff is only applicable for APple’s Mac Pro and the components needed to assemble it.
According to the tweet posted by President Donald Trump, Apple will have to pay the extra taxes on Mac Pro and the components imported from China. To avoid taxes and tariffs, the company would have to manufacture everything in the United States. Mac Pro is not the only device that Apple produces in China. But Apple Airpods and Apple Watch are two products that are mainly manufactured in the Chinese borders. Still, these two products have not attracted any tariffs. The reason might be the lower cost of the product.
President Trump already made clear that the companies who can declare the imported products are not crucial to the technical program of China are allowed for an exemption. Even though the company tried to provide the proofs that the components they were importing were not beneficial for China’s industrial development, the Department of Commerce was not satisfied. Apple’s Mac Pro was the only device to be entirely made in the United States of America when the company had a manufacturing plant in Texas. But the production problems forced the company to go back to Chinese partners and then import the device in American boundaries.