US President Donald Trump said on Friday that if Apple builds new MAC Pro parts in China, then it will not be exempted from the import duty. Apple should do manufacturing in the US. However, Trump also said he highly respected Apple CEO Tim Cook and would try to resolve this issue.
“When I heard they were going to build in China, I said no, it’s okay. You can build in China, but when you send your product into the United States, we are going to tariff you. But we will work it out,” Trump said.
“Apple will not be given Tariff waiver, or relief, for Mac Pro parts that are made in China,” he said in a tweet and asked the company to manufacture its products in the US.