Earlier this summer, Apple had officially asked the Trump administration for tariff exemptions for its new Mac Pro and some accessories. Trump responded in a tweet that Apple would not receive exemptions for Mac Pro parts and said, "Do it in the US, no tariffs!" Despite these words, a recent report states that Apple has been granted approval for 10 of its recent customs exemptions requests for Mac Pro components and some of the company's accessories.
As reported by Bloomberg Apple's 15 recent applications for Duty 10 were approved by the US Commerce Department. Trump made headlines when he tweeted that Apple would not receive any exemptions. However, the report states that he later said, "We will make it" and also "I think they will announce that they will build a facility." in Texas.
Since news was released that the new Mac Pro will be built in China ̵
While some Apple products were affected by the trade war, iPhones were spared a 10% tariff, which was originally supposed to come into effect in September and postponed until 15 December.
Bloomberg received some details about which Mac Pro components and Apple accessories have been previously cleared for customs clearance:
Customs clearance for the entire outer case, the Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad as well as some key internal components for the Mac Pro have been approved, while requests for wheels and other components are still under scrutiny by the USTR.
Apple justifies the requests on the grounds that "there are no other sources for this proprietary component developed by Apple.
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