Yesterday, Apple announced it would keep producing its Mac Pros in Texas, USA. According to the company, making the computer in the US is possible thanks to receiving a tariff exemption on “certain necessary components”.
The news for the new Mac Pro production was released despite the comments from President Donald Trump in July, when he said that he would oppose waiving tariffs on components for Apple’s devices, stating in a tweet, “Make them in the USA, no Tariffs.”
According to the statement by the Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook, the company is “proud to be building (the new Mac Pro) in Austin” and “We thank the administration for their support enabling this opportunity.”
Apple said that the production of the new model would begin “soon” at the same Austin facility where Mac Pro has been made since 2013.
The company also added that it was “on track to fulfill its commitment” to invest $350 billion in the U.S. economy by 2023 through its own manufacturing and from its suppliers.
Donald Trump has been moving to slap punitive tariffs on Chinese goods to press Beijing to accept more imports and improve protections for US intellectual property, although his administration has issued some waivers and delays.
At this point, however, there is no information whether the US-made machines will be distributed internationally or only in the US.