US President Donald Trump is considering the possibility of exempting Apple from customs duties on goods from China. According to the White House, the US leader said this after visiting a company-owned computer assembly enterprise in Austin, Texas.
Along with Trump, Apple CEO Tim Cook was here. When asked by journalists about the exemption of corporations from duties, the head of the White House said that such an opportunity is now being considered. According to Trump, you need to treat Apple about the same as Samsung, TASS writes .
Earlier, CNN reported that Apple had hired one of Trump's closest allies in lobbying circles in Washington, Jeffrey Miller, so that the company's products do not fall into the new list of goods, the import of which from China will be subject to increased duties if Washington and Beijing do not come to trade agreement.
Recall that in August, Trump called on Apple to move its production from China. Prior to this, the President of the United States had a personal conversation with Tim Cook, who explained that the new duties introduced in the United States on goods manufactured in China by American companies would give a competitive advantage to the main rival - the South Korean company Samsung. "It seems to me that he made a very convincing argument, I will think it over," Trump promised after this conversation.