But if Apple shifted to building its iPhones in the USA instead of China, it would require "20 percent price increases to offset the incremental labor costs", Bank of America Merrill Lynch told clients on Monday. While Ford might choose not to build the Focus in China, it does have a multiple number of plants in other countries it can choose to build the small hatchback in.
For instance, as CNBC reported, the Koch Network launched a six-figure ad campaign, meant to campaign against Trump's tariffs.
Neither Apple nor the White House immediately responded to requests for comment. Last month, it added tariffs to another $16 billion in Chinese goods and is readying taxes on another $200 billion worth.
Mr Trump last Friday threatened duties on another US$267 billion (S$368 billion) of goods on top of US$200 billion in imports primed for levies in coming days.
However, a Ford spokesman Mike Levine indicated that there isn't a good a business case to build the low-margin, niche model in the U.S.
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The U.S. has imposed US$50 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese goods with another US$200 billion in the final stages. The automaker has already said it has no plans to restart production elsewhere.
Apple outlined how the company's operations and products will be affected by the tariffs.
The development is crucial because Apple is preparing to launch new products on September 12, where a new Apple Watch Series 4 is also expected.
"Apple prices may increase because of the massive Tariffs we may be imposing on China - but there is an easy solution where there would be ZERO tax, and indeed a tax incentive", he tweeted early Saturday. "Ford is proud to employ more USA hourly workers and build more vehicles in the US than any other automaker".
Apple is highly exposed to a trade war between the U.S. and China.
The plan, said industry analyst Ed Kim of AutoPacific, was to pare down the Focus lineup to Active wagons and import them from China. "We are puzzled as to why the Administration may be using tariffs in part to re-engineer global ICT (information, communication and technology) supply chains that have served United States companies so well". In a public letter to the government, Apple highlighted how the latest $200 billion worth of tariffs would "ultimately show up as a tax on US consumers, [and] they will increase the cost of Apple products that our customers have come to rely on in their daily lives". It has already hiked tax on $50 billion in Chinese imports.
Apple generated $9.6 billion in sales in China in the fiscal third quarter, accounting for 18% of its total revenue in the period.