Donald Trump took to Twitter earlier today and said that Apple will not get a duty exemption for its upcoming Mac Pro. Apple, if you remember, United States Trade Representative's Office waived earlier this month after the company chose to move Texas production to China. The tariff in question will impose a 25% charge on selected components and parts for Mac Pro.
"Apple will not be given duty relief, or relief, for Mac Pro parts made in China," says Trump's tweet. "Do them in the US, no tariffs!"
Otherwise, some other Apple products have managed to avoid Trump's tariffs, with AirPods and Apple Watch as two main exceptions.
According to earlier comments by Trump, exceptions will be available when companies show that key parts of current products are only available in China and are not "strategically important" for Chinese industrial programs. Apple tried to quarrel just as much in the filing of the US Trade Representative's office, but Trump did not seem to be sufficiently convincing.
Apple previously produced the Mac Pro rubbish bin in Texas, making it the only major Apple device made in the United States. However, production problems caused Apple to reverse its production to China for the new Mac Pro chopper. If you remember, a piece from from the New York Times revealed that production in Texas was plagued by even simple issues, with insufficient screwdrivers as a good example.
The new Mac Pro will be scheduled later this year at a base price of $ 5,999.