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Apple Watch excluded from U.S. tariffs on China imports

Apple’s request for its Apple Watches to be excluded from tariffs on Chinese imports was approved by the U.S. Trade Representative, reports Bloomberg.

President Donald Trump imposed a 15% tariff on a list of goods in September that included the smartwatch. He slice the tariffs in half as part of an initial trade deal with Beijing that went into effect Feb. 15.

Apple argued that the Apple Watch was a consumer electronic device so should be exempted because “it is not strategically important or related to ‘Made in China 2025’ or other Chinese industrial programs.”

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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.