China vows to respond if U.S. takes new steps on trade

Despite Trump tweet, Ford says it won't make hatchback in US

Trump said Friday he is considering another US$267 billion of tariffs on China, which analysts said will affect virtually every category of consumer goods, to retaliate against what he calls unfair trade practices.

The Australian dollar, a proxy for Chinese growth because of the large amount of metals it sells there, hovered near its lowest in 2 1/2 years and was last at $0.7115. But disagreements between the two major economic powers run deeper than just the trade balance and tensions remain over limits on USA firms' access to Chinese markets, intellectual property protection, technology transfers, and investment.

Manufacturing iPhones in the US would increase prices too.

Even cars that are both made and sold in the US are not exempt from the implications of tariffs.

In January 2017, Trump said he spoke to Apple CEO Tim Cook over the phone and he promised to build "three big plants" in the U.S. "With any updates detailing the implementation based on President Donald Trump's suggestion, that would most certainly be negative for equity markets, one to watch in the week", she said.

"Apple prices may increase because of the massive tariffs we may be imposing on China", Mr Trump tweeted, "but there is an easy solution where there would be ZERO tax, and indeed a tax incentive". But it is running out of room to match them dollar-for-dollar, raising concern it would resort to other measures, such as weakening the yuan or taking action against US companies in China.

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The latest battle between President Donald Trump and an American company pits the president against Apple. This auto can now be BUILT IN THE U.S.A. and Ford will pay no tariffs!

Apple might increase US production in the next 5 - 10 years, but it will still remain a small part of its manufacturing footprint.

Ford, however, has no plans to move production to the United States. The higher expense of US labor would likely boost the price of Apple products by 20 percent, reported, citing Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

For now, Ford simply won't sell the vehicle in the U.S.

Earlier this week, Apple said in a regulatory filing that the president's proposed $200 billion in fresh tariffs on China would cover "a wide range of Apple products", from its Mac Mini computer to cables, chargers and laptop cases. It's too costly to build that vehicle here and they weren't planning to.

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