On Tuesday, it was revealed that Apple's CEO asked the US government to exclude 15 components from the import tariffs, according to the US representative's recent comments submission. The Chinese produced inputs Apple requested to have exempted from 25% import fee include parts such as a power supply unit, stainless steel structure, circuit board, and complete mouse and trackpad, according to the filings.
According to the submissions, Apple stated that "There are no other sources for this proprietary, Apple-designed component." Apple had also reportedly stated that there are no comparable products for the 15 parts from US-based or other international sources.
Earlier today, US President Donald Trump stated that his administration would not give Apple Inc any relief for customs on Chinese-made parts for the Mac Pro computer. The tweets he made if it is shown below.
Apple will not be granted a tariff waiver or relief for Mac Pro parts made in China. Make them in the US, no tariffs!
̵1; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2019
While Apple did not receive any special treatment on the Mac Pro, President Trump pulled up a tweet to defend top US technology companies including Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon with regard to GAFA tax France launched today. The Trump administration will soon return the favorite with "significant mutual action."
France just put a digital tax on our major US technology companies. If someone taxes them, it should be their home country, the United States. We will announce a significant reciprocal action on Macron's insomnia shortly. I've always said that American wine is better than French wine!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2019
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