Apple could be tax free if it makes products in the US

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The tweet directed at Apple clearly suggested the company should make products in USA instead of China if they want to avail "zero" tax.

On 31 August, citing Trump's new tariffs, Ford said it was dropping plans to ship the Focus Active from China to America.

Levine later expanded that last point with a tweet highlighting how large Ford's manufacturing presence is in the U.S.

The higher expense of US labor would likely boost the price of Apple products by 20 percent, CNBC.com reported, citing Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

On Friday, Trump said he was ready to levy additional taxes on practically all Chinese imports, threatening duties on $267 billion of goods over and above planned tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese products.

In its statement, Ford said, "It would not be profitable to build the Focus Active in the USA", citing meager sales forecasts for the Focus Active in the states.

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump tweeted saying if Apple wanted to avoid higher tariffs, they should just manufacture the products in the US itself, instead of China.

For now, that means Ford simply won't sell the vehicle in the United States.

It's not just money that's stopping Apple from building factories in the US
SIMON MAUDE STUFF It's not just money that's stopping Apple from building factories in the US

Sedans and other small cars are falling out of favor with Americans.

If Ford sold fewer than 50,000 Focus Active wagons per year, it would run a USA factory on only one shift per day, which isn't cost-effective, Dziczek said.

The Chinese plant isn't the only location where Ford will build the fourth-generation Focus so the automaker has alternative options for sourcing the Focus Active variant for the USA market, should the vehicle still be planned for our market.

Pulling the plug on the low-volume Focus Active won't be hugely significant to Ford's business because it sells more than 2.5 million vehicles annually in its home market.

Apple outlined how the company's operations and products will be affected by the tariffs.

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