Apple tells US officials that tariffs could hurt its global competitiveness

Apple says it could be affected by tariffs against China. 

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Apple is urging the Office of United States Trade Representative not to move forward with tariffs against China

In a letter dated Monday to United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Apple said tariffs would “result in a reduction of Apple’s U.S. economic contribution,” as they would affect all of the company’s major products (iPhone, iPad, Mac, AirPods, and AppleTV) as well as parts, batteries and accessories. 

What’s more, Apple said the tariffs could have an impact on its competitiveness saying, it would “tilt the playing field in favor of our global competitors.”

Apple and the USTR didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. 

This follows a report Wednesday that Apple is considering moving 30% of iPhone production out of China.

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