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Trump ‘promises’ iPhones won’t be subject to US tariffs

June 19, 2018


President Donald Trump has reportedly told Apple CEO Tim Cook that iPhones assembled in China will not be subject to any tariffs imposed by the US government amid heightening concerns from the technology industry that it might be a pawn in a trade war between the two countries.

The New York Times claims Cook met with Trump to receive assurances and stressed the negative impact that such levies would have on Apple and the economic value it brings to the United States.

Electronic equipment was largely excluded from Trump’s list of tariffs, but a revised list suggested that some chips could be included.

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