Apple is making it’s upcoming Mac Pro in the United States as us government had rejected the company request for the tax exception on five Chinese made components. The United States government states that Apple has to pay a 25% tax on these components.
The components comprise the Mac Pro chassis, power adapter, charging cable, cooling system for the processor, and a circuit board for managing the I/O ports. In letters to Apple posted online, USTR said the five exclusion requests were denied because they:
“failed to show that the imposition of additional duties on the particular product would cause severe economic harm to you or other U.S. interests.”
Apple is still getting a tariff relief from the U.S. government on making the Mac Pro in India. The other parts that have been granted a tax relief include the chassis, the mouse, keyboard, and more. Out of 15 tariff exemption, 10 were approved by the US government and still, 5 are on the discussion of charging 25% tariff.
The Mac Pro has been allowing the tax exemption and other Apple devices like Apple Watch, AirPods, and iMacs will be attracting a 15% tariff from December. Similarly, other money-making devices like iPhones and iPads are also subjecting to tariff from December. Apple expects to have the same tariff for iPhones and iPads as subjected by Apple Watch, AirPods.