WASHINGTON, July 26. /TASS/. The American authorities are not going to make an exception to the previously imposed customs duties on goods from China for Apple, which moved production of its professional computer workstation Mac Pro from the US to China. A message posted Friday on Twitter, the President of the United States Donald trump.
“Apple will not be granted exceptions [introduced in respect of goods of the PRC] duties or privileges [in the framework of these fees] for details of the Mac Pro, which are made in China. Produce them in the USA, no duties!” — wrote the American leader.
As previously reported the newspaper the Wall Street Journal, Apple has contracted with Taiwan-based Quanta Computer contractor, which will manufacture the Mac Pro at its plant near Shanghai. As notes the edition, the professional Mac Pro a retail value of about $6 thousand is actually the only of the main Apple produced in the United States. According to the Wall Street Journal, now of California, the Corporation can greatly reduce the cost due to the fact that the Quanta Computer factory is in China, that is in the immediate vicinity of the location of many Asian suppliers of components for Apple.
Earlier, Japanese newspaper Nikkei reported that Apple is considering the option of moving from 15% to 30% of their production capacity from China to other countries due to increasing trade disputes between Washington and Beijing.
China and the United States for several months, conducted negotiations on the settlement of trade disputes. The last, 11th round was held in early may in Washington, but the dialogue was stalled. The press service of the White house said Wednesday that U.S. representative for trade negotiations Robert Leitheiser and Minister of Finance Steven Mnuchin will start a new round of trade consultations with China on July 30 in Shanghai.
May 10, Washington imposed additional duties on Chinese goods worth $ 200 billion, raising the rate from 10% to 25%. In early June, the Chinese government retaliated against more than 5 thousand commodity items in the amount of US $60 billion Huawei was under threat of international economic sanctions after the US and Australia accused her of technical spying and collecting classified data abroad.
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