Donald Trump Says Apple Won't Be Granted Tariff Relief on Mac Pro Parts Made in China: 'Make Them in The USA, No Tariffs!'

In a tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump has said that Apple will not be granted tariff exemptions or relief on Mac Pro parts made in China.


Earlier this month, Apple requested the Trump administration to exclude components for the new Mac Pro and various accessories like the Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad from being subject to a 25 percent tariff on Chinese imports, according to filings with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.


In all of its exclusion requests, Apple indicated that "there are no other sources for this proprietary, Apple-designed component."

The new Mac Pro will be assembled in China by contract manufacturer Quanta Computer, according to The Wall Street Journal. The current Mac Pro, released in 2013, has been assembled in Texas since its release and is Apple's only major hardware product manufactured in the United States.

Last month, an Apple spokesperson said "final assembly is only one part of the manufacturing process," adding that the new Mac Pro is designed and engineered in the United States and includes some U.S.-made components.

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4 weeks ago
The dozens of people who were going to buy this are disappointed.

But really...good. Keep the jobs in the USA
Rating: 109 Votes
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4 weeks ago
ugh.

The president cannot spell waiver correctly.
Rating: 64 Votes
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4 weeks ago
Why would Tim Apple even think they would be granted a tariff waiver?
Rating: 62 Votes
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4 weeks ago
The infrastructure to build in the US simply doesn't exist.
Rating: 55 Votes
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4 weeks ago
good call
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4 weeks ago
Hey Apple makes billions and pays almost no taxes. They can afford to make things here in America
Rating: 52 Votes
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4 weeks ago
Trump is a clown.

Having said that -- good. Keep the jobs in America. Pay American wages. Operate under American labor / safety laws. Abide by American environmental regulations.
Rating: 47 Votes
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4 weeks ago

The infrastructure to build in the US simply doesn't exist.

Apple is the wealthiest company on this planet, things can happen if they want to do it.
Rating: 40 Votes
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4 weeks ago
Apple should just bite the bullet and produce everything for the American market in the US.

True, it will take ages, causing huge delays, and spectacular price hikes. Not to mention they’ll have to import talent from overseas, so immigration will be a big hurdle too.

Oh, and no import of raw materials and resources from Africa. Get your own coltan! And while at it: keep your trash instead of exporting it to third world countries that don’t have waste management systems. No exploiting of other countries anymore by the USA. That’ll a be the day!

The hypocrisy of America First is truly shocking.
Rating: 35 Votes
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4 weeks ago

Apple is the wealthiest company on this planet, things can happen if they want to do it.


There is a reason Apple is the wealthiest company in the world...

I work for a company that manufactures entirely in the US. We are probably the 4th largest market share of the big 6 players. All other companies manufacture outside of the US.

They are still able to sell cheaper than we are. The US does not have the training or resources to manufacture commercial components.

Those days are long gone.

People need to accept this and educate people into roles where this country can be successful and be the best in the world.

Do what you’re good at now, not try to rekindle some long lost romance on something you used to be good at and now someone is kicking your ass at. It’s like an athlete who is past their prime, retire and good into broadcasting.
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