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The US–China Trade War Impacts Apple

Paige Tanner
The US–China Trade War Impacts Apple

Apple (AAPL) is adding more Asian suppliers to strengthen its negotiating power with suppliers. As we discussed in the previous article, it recently replaced some of its Taiwanese (EWT) suppliers with Chinese (FXI) suppliers to reduce production costs. In a September 5 letter to Robert Lighthizer, the United States Trade Representative, Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that the proposed tariffs would increase the prices of a wide range of Apple products such as Apple Watch, AirPods, Mac mini, and adapters and chargers for several products.