From CNBC: Apple has filed eight public comments on U.S. tariffs supporting temporary waivers on Apple Watch and Mac Pro tariffs, according to the U.S. Trade Representative’s website.
The article says the filings are a step in a process that could lead to an exclusion for 7.5% tariffs currently placed on Apple Watch imports and 25% tariffs currently placed on Mac Pro components.
This isn’t the first effort by the tech giant to deal with tariff issues. In December 2019, Apple managed to avoid15% tariffs on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac laptops after then-President Donald Trump signed off on a trade deal with China. The import duties could have added around $150 to the price of Apple products.