Trump has advised Apple to bring back manufacturing to USA

© AFP 2018 / Saul LoebПрезидент USA Donald trump. Archival photoTrump has advised Apple to bring back manufacturing to USA© 2018 AFP / Saul Loeb

The President of the United States Donald trump in response to concerns from Apple about the increased cost of production due to the possible imposition of duties on imported Chinese goods, suggested the technology giant to bring back the manufacturing to USA and was advised to start building plants now.

Previously, Apple sent the U.S. government a letter in which he stated that the proposed President of the trump duties on goods from China will affect prices of some of its products to American buyers.

«The prices of Apple products could increase in connection with large-scale duties, which we can enter China. However, there is a simple solution in which the tax would be zero and, moreover, there would be tax benefits. Produce their products in the USA and not in China. Start building new plants now,» trump wrote in his Twitter.

Currently, Apple produces in the US, only the Mac Pro, the main production is located outside the country, including in China.

Earlier, U.S. trade representative Robert 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, 7 September, trump said that the U.S. is ready 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.