While the US-China trade-war is real, and happening, Apple wrote a letter on Friday to trade officials. Exports from the world's second biggest economy increased by 9.8 per cent while its imports rose by 20 per cent compared to the same month past year, according to customs data.
The number missed analysts' forecasts that shipments from the world's largest exporter would rise 10.1 percent, slowing only slightly from 12.2 percent in July.
China has retaliated to the USA tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports with an equal amount of import taxes on US goods.
The two sides launched another salvo on August 23, imposing duties on Dollars 16 billion worth of products from each country.
While no one predicted a sudden, sharp blow from US tariffs, China's official export data has been surprisingly resilient so far, with growth exceeding analysts' expectations for five months in a row. Imports from the United States reached US$13.3 billion, a two per cent increase from the previous year.
In addition, the chip industry is a source of trade surplus for the United States, including with China, Intel argued.
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Such a move would subject virtually all US imports from China to new duties. Beijing says it will retaliate.
"I hate to do this, but behind that ($200 billion tariff list) there is another $267 billion ready to go on short notice if I want", Trump told reporters.
While Apple did not offer an estimate of how much Trump's China tariffs would increase costs of production, the company argued that the tariffs will only hurt American consumers and companies, without curbing China's technology policies.
The country's global trade gap was $27.9 billion.
The yuan sunk almost 9 percent against the US dollar from April through July, according to China's Wind Information data.
The politically sensitive surplus hit US$31.05 billion in August, up from US$28.09 billion in July, customs data showed on Saturday, surpassing the previous record set in June. Imports rose 15 percent to $24.9 billion, leaving a surplus o $6.1 billion.