Apple Inc. moved the production of his new Mac Pro computer from the United States to China, The Wall Street Journal reported, referring to people familiar with this decision.
Transmission comes at a time when President Donald Trump's government raised tariffs on Chinese products worth $ 200,000 million to 25% and threatened with additional Taiwanese property taxes worth $ 300,000 million.
The American tech giant teamed up with Quanta Computer Inc. to make a $ 6,000 computer, and increase production at a factory near Shanghai, the report said.
"Like all of our products, the new Mac Pro is designed and manufactured in California and includes components from many countries, including the United States," Apple spokeswoman said. "Final assembly is just part of the production process."
Apple last week asked its major suppliers to estimate cost implications of 15 to 30 percent of its production capacities from China to Southeast Asia while preparing to restructure the supply chain, the report says. Nikkei Asian Review.
China is a key market for Apple as well as a major manufacturing center for its devices. About 18% of total company revenue came from China in the quarter that ended in March.
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