Trump threatens tariffs on almost all of China's US imports

Trump threatens tariffs on almost all of China's US imports

In a letter to United States officials as part of the public consultation on the measures, the company said some of Apple's Beats headphones and its new HomePod smart speaker would also face levies. He wrote: "Start building new plants now. Exciting!" Trump said in the tweet.

There was no immediate reaction to Trump's comments from the Chinese government, and the threat of more tariffs had not been reported by mainstream state-owned Chinese media as of Saturday evening.

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Chinese exports to the United States rose to US$44.4 billion in August, a 13.2 per cent increase from the same period a year ago, according to customs data.

US President Donald Trump called for Apple to make its products in the US instead of China to avoid suffering the consequences of his trade war with Beijing.

Apple outlined how the company's operations and products will be affected by the tariffs.

As their attempts to head off a new and deeper round of USA tariffs on Chinese imports seem unsuccessful, industry groups in the United States are bracing themselves for a grim winter, with American consumers likely to bear the brunt of higher prices as the festive season approaches. CEO Tim Cook said in July that those measures had no effect on Apple. Apple said its MacMini, a low-cost computer that comes without a keyboard or mouse, would be affected, as well as accessories such as mice, keyboards, chargers and even leather covers for iPhones and iPads. And China has vowed to hit $60bn in United States products in retaliation. "Lower barriers, open markets, quit stealing IP and technology", he said, using an abbreviation for intellectual property.

The U.S. trade deficit widened for the second straight month in July, reaching the highest level since February, as imports hit an all-time high.

While no one predicted a sudden, sharp blow from United States tariffs, China's official export data has been surprisingly resilient so far, with growth exceeding analysts' expectations for five months in a row. The company has not announced plans to move manufacturing from China to the U.S.

"We are puzzled as to why the Administration may be using tariffs in part to re-engineer global ICT (information, communication and technology) supply chains that have served U.S. companies so well". "Now, they've got to treat us fairly", he said, and again threatened to impose duties on cars produced in Canada.

Apple generated $9.6 billion in sales in China in the fiscal third quarter, accounting for 18 percent of its total revenue in the period.

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