Apple Watch, other products will cost more on US-China trade war

Trump signals escalation of trade war with China, says he has tariffs ready on another $267-billion of imports

Members of the public had until Thursday to comment on the administration's plan to slap tariffs on US$200 billion of Chinese goods, ranging from bicycles and baseball gloves to digital cameras, paving the way for Trump to announce the tariffs as early as Friday. China has threatened retaliation, which could include action against USA companies operating there.

Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

"The $200 billion we're talking about could happen very soon", Trump said.

"To a certain extent it's going to be up to China", the president says.

"That totally changes the equation", Trump said.

While Apple did not offer an estimate of how much Trump's China tariffs would increase costs of production, the company argued that the tariffs will only hurt American consumers and companies, without curbing China's technology policies.

The bestselling iPhone is not affected by the current round of tariffs but mobile phones would be covered in the $267bn of tariffs Trump suggested might be in the pipeline.

In a letter sent to the U.S. Trade Representative, Apple says the Apple Watch, AirPods and Apple Pencil would be caught in the crossfire of Trump's escalating trade war with China.

The US has already imposed tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports, and Beijing punched back with an equal amount.

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That could help reignite USA demands that Beijing narrow its trade gap, which has temporarily been overshadowed by their clash over complaints China steals or pressures foreign companies to hand over technology.

Wang Huiyao, director of the Center for China and Globalization, a Beijing-based think tank, said that even though it is still unclear whether the new tariffs would be set at 10 percent or 25 percent, it would be highly disruptive to the global supply chain and would affect many countries.

"Risks have increased due to the negative impacts of China-U.S. trade friction".

President Trump's trade war with China moved up a gear last month when the USA brought in a 25% tax on a second wave of goods worth $16bn. China has retaliated on both occasions with tariffs on the equivalent value of USA goods.

"Make your products in the United States instead of China".

"In summary, [the proposed tariff list] is so broad and encompasses so many information, communication and technology (ICT) products that significant consumer harm is unavoidable", Intel said.

Apple also said that computer parts for its USA operations would be hit by the tariffs.

In short, the White House is mulling slapping tariffs on $200bn of Chinese kit imported into the States - and the Command-in-Chief is suggesting ballooning that figure to $467bn. "However, hope springs eternal".

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