Apple asks Trump administration to exclude Mac Pro parts from tariffs

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Apple is asking the Trump administration to exclude parts for its Mac Pro desktop from tariffs, as first reported by Bloomberg.

Apple filed a series of exemption requests with the Office of the US Trade Representative (first made public on July 18th), asking that the government exempt a series of specific products from a proposed 25 percent tariff on goods imported from China. The tariffs have not yet been fully implemented, but the plan would include electronics, which could severely affect the bottom line of tech companies like Apple.

The documents don’t directly mention the Mac Pro, but Bloomberg notes that the parts described appear to be designed for the desktop computer. The listed parts…

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