(Reuters) – U.S. market regulators on Friday approved 10 out of the 15 requests for fee waivers filed by Apple Inc. in the middle of a wider range of delay on the taxes the components of the computer, according to a public docket published by the us Trade Representative and Federal Register notice.
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Apple is seen in a shop in zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, on January 3, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
The move by officials in the u.s., it may make it easier for both the Apple and the small manufacturers of gaming computers, assembly of the device in the United States of america by lowering the cost of importing the parts and components.
Apple did not say why he asked for the exemption, but the request for the components, such as a partially completed circuit board. Apple manufactures the Mac Pro computers in Texas, which makes the machine have the immune system of the prices, but the intermediate parts were to be subject to the charge.
Apple did not immediately return a request for comment.
The Mac Pro starts at $6000 and it is only to be used by users, such as music and film studios. Due to its specialized design, the device is never sold in large numbers. However, it became a political flash point earlier this year when The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was moving its production to China.
Apple never publicly responded to the actual production of the plan, however, the US tariffs on the Chinese goods are complicated, and the assembly of personal computers in the United States of america. The third list is that of the united states. the rates that went into effect last year, and placed duties on some fully-assembled, Pc’s, and is one of the most important parts is to get them to do it, what it means is that the manufacturers are faced with increasing costs, even if they have the machines in the United States of america.
The prices in the PC gaming world, where lovers often make their own custom machines and spare parts, many from China.
Apple applied for the exemptions on certain items, but the President, when He said the U.S. regulators would not grant. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said during the company’s July 30 transcript, is that Apple wanted to make Mac pro’s in the United States of america.
“We want to continue to be here,” he told analysts on the call, adding that Apple was investing in the capacity to do so.
On Friday, trade officials have raised the rates on a range of computer components for Apple and other manufacturers, including the partially pre-assembled main circuit board and graphics card. That will be essential for the computer assemblers because they will contain chips from Intel Corp., Nvidia Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Chips are usually one of the most expensive parts in the machine.
Report by Stephen Nellis in San Francisco; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Daniel Wallis