The proposed tariffs of up to 25% on specific products imported from China to the US would hit "a wide range of Apple products", the company said, including its Mac mini computer, chargers, adapters, specialized manufacturing machinery and more.
"Our concern with these tariffs is that the United States will be hardest hit, and that will result in lower USA growth and competitiveness and higher prices for U.S. consumers", Apple said in its letter.
New tariffs on China would make some Apple products more expensive.
The period for public comments for the tariffs ended on Thursday, but a spokesperson for the White House said that the USTR was conducting a thorough review of all public submission.
In a letter written to the US Trade Representative on Friday, Apple some of its popular products will get hit by the 25 per cent increase in import tax. President Trump tweeted on Saturday that Apple should manufacture its products in the USA, instead of China.
Computer and phone makers are involved in a global supply chain that includes Chinese manufacturing, and that can not be easily excluded without harm to United States companies, Intel said in a letter to the trade representative.
It is not immediately clear how Apple could pay no tax if it moved its manufacturing process to the US.
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Berman said it would be fair for tariffs to be imposed on the Chinese products, but not on Rockland's raw materials.
The flagship product that drives the majority of profits for Apple was not listed as one of the many products that would fall under the new tariffs.
US job growth accelerated in August and wages notched their largest annual increase in more than nine years, cementing expectations for a third US Federal Reserve interest rate hike for the year in late September.
He said Friday that tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods are "in the hopper" and "could take place very soon". "China trade war has now become even more hard to discern as both sides step up their attacks and counter-attacks", said Cornell University economist Eswar Prasad, former head of the International Monetary Fund's China division.
Mr. Cook has expressed optimism the U.S.
Wei Jianguo, former vice-minister of commerce, said the U.S. is handling relations with China in an extremely high-pressure and irrational manner. "Each country can only prosper if the other does", he said in the summer call with analysts. China, for its part, may be willing to endure short-term pain and see how the USA midterms turn out.
The U.S. trade deficit rose to a five-month high in July as exports of soybeans and civilian aircraft declined and imports hit a record high, suggesting the Trump administration's protectionist policy was so far not having an impact. Tariffs are also proposed on finished fabric products made by Chinese companies that directly compete with Rockland's finished offerings in the USA market.