It seemed that Apple was going to be able to get rid of tariffs the Trump administration imposed to products imported from China. In this way, the Mac Pro could be free of taxes that could increase the cost of its manufacture and maybe its final price. Nevertheless Breaking news confirms that this will not be the case.
Apple will have to face tariff taxes if it wants to continue to have the same components that now mount the Mac Pro, since some of them are manufactured and imported from the eastern country.
The Mac Pro is not completely free of customs taxes
The office of the United States Trade Representative has denied Apple's request for a tariff exemption for certain components made in China and required for the manufacture of Apple's latest technological "beast." The company led by Tim Cook requested to be able to get rid of the 25% tariffs that it wants to impose on the Mac Pro wheels, a circuit board that manages the input and output ports, the power adapter along with the charging cable, and a cooling system for the processor.
These requests they have been denied basically because it has not been possible to demonstrate that the exemption from the duty tax could cause serious economic damage to the company or to the United States.
This news somewhat clashes with one that we already knew in its day and in which the same office that now denies these five exemptions, yes approved another ten requested by the company. This small victory led Apple to make the decision to manufacture the Mac Pro entirely in Austin, Texas., even President Trump was glad, via Twitter, of the decision made by Apple.
We will see now what Apple decides with this small setback.