In a tweet on Friday, President Trump said his administration will not grant Apple any relief on Mac Pro parts made in China. Apple said in June that tariffs on its products will reduce its contribution to the U.S. economy.
In a letter to U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer, Apple said tariffs would “also weigh on Apple’s global competitiveness” since Chinese companies compete with the products Apple builds.
Trump met with Apple CEO Tim Cook in June to discuss trade. The new Mac Pro was announced in June at Apple’s annual developer conference.
Apple will not be given Tariff wavers, or relief, for Mac Pro parts that are made in China. Make them in the USA, no Tariffs!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2019