The proposed trump duty would hit the US, said Apple

© AFP 2018 / Jewel SamadМагазин Apple in new York. Archival photoThe proposed trump duty would hit the US, said Apple© 2018 AFP / Jewel Samad

The American company Apple in a letter to the American government said that the proposed Donald trump duties on goods from China affect the prices of some of its products to American buyers.

«Our concern about these rates is that they would hit USA and what it will lead to less growth and competitiveness, but higher prices for buyers in the United States,» — reads the statement of the representatives of the company to U.S. trade representative Robert Leitheiser. A copy of the letter posted on the government portal E-rulemaking by the Agency for environmental protection of the United States.

Apple explained that it is, in particular, about «smart watches» Apple Watch, AirPods headphones, personal computer, Mac mini, some chargers, accessories for iPad and cables. The iPhone is not listed among the products that may fall under the wave of price increases.

Earlier Leitheiser reported that the U.S. administration plans to impose duties of 25% on imports of Chinese goods and services worth $ 200 billion. Media reported that the duties on goods worth 200 billion will be introduced in September. The tramp did not give the date, but warned that it could happen «very soon». On Friday, trump said that the US is prepared to impose duties on goods from China worth a further $ 267 billion in addition to existing ones.

A trade war between China and the United States began after July 6 of this year came into force the mutual increased customs duties between these countries. USA imposed a duty of 25% on 818 import of goods from China total volume of supply in 34 billion dollars a year. As a countermeasure, China on the same day, imposed a duty of 25% on import of equivalent amount of American goods. In August, the U.S. imposed a duty of 25% on imports of Chinese goods with a volume of 16 billion dollars, immediately after that, the Chinese side introduced similar measures. Dissatisfaction with the US is the trade imbalance between the two countries, which, according to estimates by Washington amounts to $ 500 billion in China’s favor.