Apple's (AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. (AAPL) Report plan to move Mac Pro production to China from Texas is already coming back to bite it after reports that the company has asked the Trump administration to exclude components from import tariffs.
The iPhone and Mac maker is looking for a respite from the 25% duties that have been placed on certain imports from China during the country's current trade war with the U.S., Bloomberg reported Tuesday.
Trump has said he would provide tariff for companies that can show that parts or products imported from China can only be obtained from the country.
The Mac Pro was the only product that Apple actually builds in the U.S., but the company is working with contractor Quanta Computer to assemble the computer in a factory near Shanghai.
The Mac Pro model had been manufactured by contractor Flex in Austin since 2013.
Apple shares were up 0.73% Tuesday afternoon.
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