Donald Trump has already released on Twitter today, declaring that Apple will not be exempted from duty for its upcoming Mac Pro. If you recall, earlier this month, Apple filed for exemption at the United States Office of Commerce's office after the company decided to move production from Texas to China. The tariff in question would impose on Mac Pro a 25% tax on selected components and parts.
"Apple will not be granted duty-free or discount on Mac Pro parts made in China," says Trump's Tweet. "Do it in the US, no tariffs!" By the way, some other Apple products have managed to circumvent Trump's tariffs, with AirPods and the Apple Watch two main exceptions being available if companies prove that key parts for the products in question are only available in China and not for Chinese industrial programs Are "strategically important". Apple has tried to argue that in its submission to the US Commercial Agency, but Trump did not think it was convincing enough.
Apple previously made the dustbin Mac Pro in Texas, making it the only major Apple device made in the United States. However, production problems prompted Apple to relocate production to China for the new cheese grater Mac Pro. If you recall, a 1
The new Mac Pro will be released later this year at a base price of 5,999 USD.