Apple's new Mac Pro to be assembled in Texas after tariff waiver


Apple announced today that it will be manufacturing its new Mac Pros at a production facility in Austin, Texas.

President Donald Trump said in July that Apple wouldn't receive those exemptions because he (and we're paraphrasing from his tweet on the matter) believed the company should make the Mac Pro in the USA instead of China. Apple says that it received "federal product exclusions" on some of the Mac Pro's components, meaning that it doesn't need to pay tariffs when it imports them, which is what Cook's thank you to "the administration" is referencing.

The new Mac Pro desktop became a political flashpoint earlier this year when the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was moving production to China. The company also said it's "on track" to fulfil its promise to invest $350 billion in the U.S. economy by 2023.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been in conversation with the Trump administration over the current trade war with China and its potential impact on the prices of its products. We've asked Apple for details and will update if the company responds. He added that Apple products are "made up of parts from 36 states, supporting 450,000 jobs with U.S. suppliers, and we're going to continue growing here". In 2018 alone, it spent over $60 billion with over 9,000 local suppliers. (Reuters/Mason Trinca) Apple's new Mac Pro sits on display in the showroom during Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California, on June 3, 2019.

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In a tweet last month, Donald Trump vowed not to give Apple a tariff break on Chinese-made components. "Make them in the U.S., no Tariffs!" he tweeted in July.

Regulators on September 20 approved 10 out of 15 requests Apple made for tariff exemptions, according to a public docket published by the U.S. Trade Representative and a Federal Register notice.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said his state's "economy is thriving as the tech and manufacturing sectors continue to expand".