Apple requests U.S. tariff waivers on iPhone Parts, Apple Watch, AirPods, HomePod, and more

Mark Niquette and Mark Gurman for Bloomberg News:

Apple Inc. is seeking exclusions from President Donald Trump’s tariffs that went into effect Sept. 1 on the Apple Watch, iMac, parts for the iPhone and other components imported from China.

The company filed requests for exclusions from 15% duties on 11 products or components Thursday, the first day U.S. firms could seek relief from the tariffs on about $110 billion in Chinese imports.

Exclusion decisions are based on whether a product is available only from China, is strategically important or related to Chinese industrial programs, and whether duties will “cause severe economic harm” to the company or U.S. interests.

In its requests for tariff waivers, the Cupertino, California-based company said it hasn’t identified a source outside of China that is able to meet U.S. demand for the products or components in the coming year.

MacDailyNews Note: Apple also is seeking tariff exemptions on HomePod, Beats’ Pill+ wireless speaker, AirPods, Beats wireless earbuds, iPhone smart battery case, AirPods charging case, and PowerBeats, storage components for the Mac Pro, and batteries for the iPhone and MacBook.


    1. The real joke is actually on you. Even if your childish comment were to be true, the sad fact (for you) is that the orange monkey is hundreds of times smarter and more accomplished than you whether you like his politics or not. He nurtured and built a business empire. He ran as a beginner for US president and used about 15 % of the money as his opponent and won handily despite vociferous criminal opposition from bureaucrats and an entrenched socialistic media force. What have you ever done? A silly fool. That’s you. One needn’t be in agreement with the “monkey” or his policies to at least be able to appreciate successes. But not you. Pathetic. A loser. Thank you for making it so obvious.

      1. Yehhhh…. So smart….

        “I support the Great Lakes. Always have. They are beautiful. They are big. Very deep. Record deepness, right?”
        What the fucking fuckity fuck!!!!!!!!!!! Sounds like MAYBE a three year old.
        What is even worse is his stupid body language and intonation as he spouts this drivel. And no, they don’t have “record deepness”… not in the world and not even in North America.

        Trump just said “my father is German, was German. Born in a very wonderful place in Germany, and so I have a great feeling for Germany.”
        Fred Trump was born in New York.

        “Windmills. Weeeee. And if it doesn’t blow, you can forget about television for that night. ‘Darling, I want to watch television.’ ‘I’m sorry! The wind isn’t blowing.’ I know a lot about wind.” (Idiot.)

        “take a look at the oranges, the orages of the investigation … the orage … … … the beginning of the investigation”
        This is an old comedy standard, the befuddled drunk stumbling over a regular word. Trouble is… Mr. Senile wasn’t making a joke.

        This brain is rotting away with increasing rapidity.

        1. “What the fucking fuckity fuck!!!!!!!!!!! Sounds like MAYBE a three year old.”

          You just described yourself perfectly and for ONCE I totally agree with you… 🤣

  1. Cook continues to to stick it to the american worker by groveling to comrade Xi and scrounging for loopholes and exemptions to import duties. Tariffs paid for the whole of american government operations before the income tax, the cost being spread fairly accross those who consumed the items. Cook in effect, has made Apple an enemy of the american working class who clamor for his aspirational products.

    1. You do know that it’s the Trump administration and not Xi’s who has applied tarifs and whom Apple is applying for exemptions to, right?

      As for being an enemy of the American people for making products in a China, sure, American workers would love to trade the low-paying jobs with horrendously long hours that’s typical in Chinese manufacturing and at the same time send them massive shareholder profits and very high paying Apple corporate jobs. Right? The US may be terrible at distributing those profits but you seem to collectively hate the type of progressive, redistributive taxation that the rest of the rich world has and supports. Maybe don’t vote for someone who will cut taxes on billionaire and corps next time?

      As a Canadian, it’s absolutely obvious that Trump’s 1930s protectionist trade policies will end in ruin for all of us unless they are abandoned. Cook clearly knows this and is doing his best to negotiate around them and seems to be doing just about the best job of that of any US CEO. But sure, praise trump and criticize cook.

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