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

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    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.

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

    But really...good. Keep the jobs in the USA
     
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    Why would Tim Apple even think they would be granted a tariff waiver?
     
  4. Optheduim macrumors regular

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    I think the people (aka companies) who were going to buy this can afford the tariff premium. ... And no I don't really care for our President's policies.

    Non-issue.
     
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    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.
     
  6. PTLove macrumors 6502

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    ugh.

    The president cannot spell waiver correctly.
     
  7. forcesteeler macrumors 6502

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    Hey Apple makes billions and pays almost no taxes. They can afford to make things here in America
     
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    it was spelled correctly.................. wave that relief goodbye :p
     
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  12. jeyf macrumors 65816

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    resist
    all the more reason to buy the MP.

    for those peeps wanting / needing the MAC Pro politics is not significant
    i predict Apple will $ell (3) units anyways.
     
  13. Remy149 macrumors 6502

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    Ironically the tariffs are passed down to the consumer and still would result in a product costing less then if it is made here
     
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    If Apple designed it, why didn’t they get it manufactured in the USA?
     
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    And no one will be able to afford the products except the super rich
     
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    The infrastructure to build in the US simply doesn't exist.
     
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    Apple kind of set themselves up for this with the previous Mac Pro being assembled in the U.S. They set a precedent.
     
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    Apple is the wealthiest company on this planet, things can happen if they want to do it.
     
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    Did you mean China has better environmental regulations ?
     
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    For "cheap" stuff, I fully understand companies wanting to out-source production. items $100-$1000 may save a significant percentage of their manufacturing costs by building them elsewhere.

    But for "expensive" stuff like the Mac Pro, which can easily cost over $10,000, what percentage of that is saved by out-sourcing the work?

    Same thing with cars. When the average car costs $30,000 and up, constantly out-sourcing them just to appease shareholders will come back to hurt them.

    If you get rid of all the jobs, who will buy their stuff?
     
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