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AirPods, Apple Watch, and HomePod will face 10 percent import tax, starting in September

[2019-08-13 14:58:17]

Photo by James Bareham / The Verge A new set of tariffs from the Trump administration will put a 10 percent import tax on smartwatches, fitness trackers, smart speakers, and Bluetooth headphones, starting September 1st. The administration plans to delay proposed tariffs on most consumer electronics until December 15th, including cell phones and laptops. But the tariffs are still likely to land heavily on Apple, which relies on Chinese manufacturing for its HomePod, AirPods, and Apple Watch. These goods were exempted last year after manufacturers sent letters to the government asking for relief. “It is difficult to see how tariffs that hurt U.S. companies and U.S. consumers will advance the Government’s objectives with respect to China’s technology policies,” Apple wrote...

AirPods, Apple Watch, and HomePod will face 10 percent import tax, starting in September


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