China's USA trade surplus hit record high in August

Apple shares drop on word tariffs could hit iPhone, Apple Watch & more

President Trump tweeted on Saturday that Apple should manufacture its products in the USA, instead of China.

China's trade surplus with the United States hit a new record in August as President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on virtually all Chinese goods. He wrote: "Start building new plants now".

China has retaliated to the USA tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports with an equal amount of import taxes on US goods.

"Apple prices may increase because of the massive Tariffs we may be imposing on China", he said in an 11:45 a.m. tweet, while he was traveling in the presidential motorcade.

"The proposed tariff list covers a wide range of Apple products", the company said in the document.

Apple, like other tech giants, has benefited from the last year's overhaul to the US tax code, and the company has committed to returning much of the $252 billion in cash it held overseas.

"We hope, instead, that you will reconsider these measures and work to find other, more effective solutions that leave the USA economy and USA consumer stronger and healthier than ever before".

"I'm being strong on China because I have to be", Mr Trump told reporters on board Air Force One on a flight to North Dakota.

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But businesses warn there are other ways China can strike back, through regulations and other administrative means, or even through sales of its large holdings of US Treasury debt. In the past Trump has allegedly assured CEO Tim Cook that the iPhone wouldn't be affected, but the leader has reversed course on other promises in the past.

That's what the company told US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in a letter dated Wednesday, a last-ditch appeal to avoid additional tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200 billion that could go into effect as soon as Friday.

While China's trade surplus with the United States grew again, it remained stable with the rest of the world at US$27.9 billion in August.

"Risks have increased due to the negative impacts of China-U.S. trade friction".

"We are puzzled as to why the Administration may be using tariffs in part to re-engineer global ICT (information, communication and technology) supply chains that have served USA companies so well".

Apple, in pushing back on the tariff proposal, said it bought more than $50 billion worth of components from US-based suppliers past year and that it's the largest USA corporate tax payer.

That said, Apple didn't give an estimate of how much the proposed tariffs would contribute to the increased costs of its products.

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