WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump warned on Friday he would reject Apple’s requests for tariff exemptions on components imported from China, pressing the technology company to change production to the United States.
“Apple will not be granted a tariff relief or tariff for Mac Pro parts manufactured in China. Trump said on Twitter.
Later, Trump told reporters he wanted Apple to do parts in the United States.
“When I learned they would be built in China, I said that when you send your product to the United States, we will send you a fee.” Last week, Apple filed a request to the US Trade Representative. UU. Some of the components of the $ 6,000 Mac Pro desktop computer can only be obtained from China and should be exempted from US fees, he said. UU.
The movement is waged amid differences between the two economic powers, which are trying to resume failed negotiations to end the trade war.
Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on more products to pressure Beijing to accept more imports and improve intellectual property protection in the United States.
Trump praised Apple CEO Tim Cook and said he was a person “I like and respect very much.”
I think they will announce that they will build a factory in Texas, and if they do, I feel very happy, “he said.