News Apple Requests Exceptions from US Tariff on Chinese Imports

escksu

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Doesn't exempting products defeat the purpose of the tariffs? If Apple doesn't like the tariffs maybe they should think about manufacturing Apple products in the US.
Shifting production isn't as simple as you think. The whole production ecosystem is like an orchestra. Everyone has its role and all timed to perfection. Apple is the conductor. It took apple a long long time to establish its production ecosystem in China.

Shifting to USA is as good as telling apple to press the reset button and start from scratch again. Its too late to tell Apple to shift to USA.
 

Gurg

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With the past litany of labor issues at Apple's Chinese factories they are absolutely the last company I would give any exemptions. Their continuing abuses are the face of the Chinese trade and labor issues. Despite
Apple's continuing history of abuse they aren't taking steps to move production from China elsewhere but actually still moving production out of US TO China.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-09/apple-foxconn-broke-a-chinese-labor-law-for-iphone-production
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-28/apple-moves-mac-pro-production-to-china-wsj-reports
 

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Apple should pay their fair share. They already get too many tax breaks. Companies need to be treated equally. There is way too much special treatment for tech sector companies in particular.
 
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