Tariff on Apple Chargers and Cases Jumps, Now at 25%

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    Apple products have largely escaped the tariffs imposed on goods manufactured in China, but since earlier this year, Apple accessories like power adapters, cables, and cases have been subject to a 10 percent fee.

    As noted by The Verge, the United States on Friday raised import taxes from 10 percent to 25 percent, a tax increase that's going to impact these Apple accessories.

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    Thus far, Apple and its suppliers have absorbed the additional 10 percent fee on Apple accessories and prices have not gone up, but with tariffs now at 25 percent, it's not yet clear if Apple will continue to eat the extra cost.

    Apple may be making enough money to continue to sell its accessories at a normal cost, and as The Verge points out, it could have shifted manufacturing to different countries to avoid the fees all together. Apple has not commented on the extra tariffs at this point in time.

    China today retaliated and announced increased tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods, which will take effect in June. China will be introducing import fees on petrochemicals, soy oil, peanut oil, and more.

    Apple CEO Tim Cook last July said that Apple is hoping "calm heads prevail" and that the company is "optimistic" the tariff issue will be sorted out. That hasn't happened yet, but so far, the bulk of Apple products continue to be unaffected.

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    no no you just don't understand, there is so much winning going on!
     
  5. Vanilla Ice macrumors 6502

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    Trump needs to stick to his guns. Tired of China ripping us off.
     
  6. cube macrumors P6

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    It was the American companies who went to China.
     
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    Raise the price on US customers only, Tim Apple.
     
  8. Vanilla Ice macrumors 6502

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    Oops on their part.
     
  9. drumcat macrumors 6502a

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    Who is ripping who off? As soon as China drops US Treasurys the world is hosed.
     
  10. cube macrumors P6

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    It was obvious.
     
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    Sad to be so dependent on a foreign country.
     
  12. cube macrumors P6

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    The US does not pay 20% VAT on Apple products, why should the rest of the world pay US tariffs?
     
  13. jagolden macrumors 6502a

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    Chinese tariffs on American made goods have been massive compared to our tariffs on their products.
    We haven’t even leveled the playing field with our new tarries.
    Not saying I agree with the new Trump tarrifs but the inequity needs to be, well, more equitable.
     
  14. glindon macrumors regular

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    Yes, let’s continue to let China rip us off (500 billion per year) in trade so we can buy cheaper trinkets.
     
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    Yeah, when the adapter that was $29 is now $39... tired of winning yet? He’s off to play golf with Rush Limbaugh at our expense.
     
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    Let me do a quick eBay search real quick...

    $12.99 for Genuine apple charger. Free shipping too!
     
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    Tariffs are on the imported price of goods, not wholesale or retail. That charger may retail for $20, but only cost $1 off the boat. If duty on this $1 charger goes up to 25%, that could be just .25¢ But, will wholesalers and retailers along the chain mark this up exponentially? Does that tariff actually raise the retail price by 25% or .25¢?
     
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    And you’re just as likely to get a decoy 3rd party look alike as you are the legit one. If you want to save money get the Anker option at least.
     
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    Yea I’m sure it’s as “Genuine” as the USB-C to lightning cord I bought for $9.99 that stopped working a month later. With free shipping too!
     
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    If you want an apple product, the price should be the least of your worries. Over priced as is so why complain? It’s not Trumps problem to begin with, it’s Apple... Btw, the charger I found is the real deal. $12.99 otd.
     
  21. stylinexpat, May 13, 2019 at 6:35 PM
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    I don't think they are ripping us off. One is free to pay more for a local charger ;) The real person ripping us off now is Trump and the government as you will pay more to the government now. China was passing on the savings to us and Trump along with the government wanted a bigger cut out of it. I wonder what a charger would cost to have made in the US at say $15-17 per hour for each employee.
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    Was the charger you found and bought made in the US?
     
  22. Karma*Police macrumors 68000

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    Oh please, everyone does it. Do you really think America is above industrial espionage??

    Even at the corporate level, how do you think most companies “innovate”? How do you think Windows and Android came about?

    America had its day and it was only a matter of time before another country surpassed it, and it will most likely be China because it has the numbers. And at some point, if humanity is around long enough, some other country will surpass China. Just the way it goes.
     
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    That's what everyone is saying about the US. It's going to cause WW3, but you know, whatevs.
     
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    Someone doesn't understand the relationship between China and the US very well...

    Maybe do some reading and come back ;)
     

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