USA x China: Apple may fail to manufacture some products in Asian country

Digitimes announced that Apple’s Pegatron will leave China in June. With the escalation of the trade dispute between the Asian country and the United States. The company advanced its plans for change. According to the Financial Times, the company’s goal was to build assembly lines in India, Indonesia and / or Vietnam.

Now the news is that the MacBook and iPad assembly will probably be made in Indonesia by PT Sar Nusapersada. Whose CEO did not specify the customers he will work for, but said the products would be shipped to the US.

In recent weeks, tension has escalated. The latest negotiations between the Donald Trump and Xi Jinping governments failed. And on May 10, the United States raised the import tariff on about a thousand Chinese products; Including cereals, chemicals, fuels and oil products from 10% to 25%. Construction Materials. It is estimated that the measure will impact US $ 200 billion in goods traded between the two countries.

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Another recent US coup to China was the decision to bar US companies from marketing with Chinese technology giant Huawei, which competes directly with Apple and South Korean Samsung in smartphones and 5G technology.

To comply with the Trump government order, Google has banned technical support, services and applications from the new Huawei handsets.

According to experts, the prolongation of the crisis worries because it can cause a slowdown in world trade, causing economic losses for all countries. But in the short term, there are advantages to be explored and some countries are effectively profiting from the dispute. This is the case of Brazil.

2018, the first year of the trade war, Brazilian exports to China grew 35% compared to 2017. Generating a positive trade balance for Brazil at US $ 30 billion. The explanation for this is simple. With the imposition of tariffs, it is more expensive for China to buy US products, and for Americans to buy Chinese products. The two countries then need to look for other suppliers to avoid higher import prices.

No wonder that Vice President Hamilton Mourão landed on May 19 in Beijing. With an eye on Chinese investment and the possibility of expanding the range of goods sold by Brazil, he met with Chinese Vice President, entrepreneurs and bankers.

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