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Apple seeks exclusions on several products from Trump’s tariffs

Apple wants exclusions from President Donald Trump’s tariffs that went into effect Sept. 1 on the Apple Watch, iMac, parts for the iPhone and other components imported from China, according to Bloomberg.

The tech giant is also seeking to avoid tariffs on the HomePod, the Beats Pill+ wireless speaker, AirPods and Beats wireless earbuds, the iPhone smart battery case, the charging case for AirPods and the PowerBeats, storage components for the Mac Pro, and batteries for the iPhone and MacBook, according to the request posted online.

Bloomberg says Apple filed requests for exclusions from 15% duties on 11 products or components Thursday. That was the first day U.S. firms could seek relief from the tariffs on about $110 billion in Chinese imports.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.