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Apple Inc. said proposed USA tariffs on $200 billion worth of products imported from China will raise prices for some of its popular consumer goods such as the Apple Watch and AirPods headphones.

On Friday (September 8), Kudlow also told Bloomberg the administration would consider public comments before making a final call on the 200 billion list. Earlier speculation was that those tariffs, proposed in July, would take effect in early October, though trade associations have been gearing up for the announcement to come as early as the end of this week. "[It] could take place very soon depending on them-to a certain extent it depends on China".

"That totally changes the equation", Mr Trump said.

"Apple prices may increase because of the massive Tariffs we may be imposing on China", he said in an 11:45 a.m. tweet, while he was traveling in the presidential motorcade. It makes many of its products for the US market in China, and it also sells gadgets including the iPhone in China, making them a potential target for Chinese retaliation against the Trump tariffs.

That said, Apple didn't give an estimate of how much the proposed tariffs would contribute to the increased costs of its products.

"We'll continue to talk to China", he said at the White House on Wednesday. "We want lower (trade) barriers across the board", Kudlow said.

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Rogan asked. "Almost never", said Musk, chairman and chief executive officer of Tesla and chairman of the board at SpaceX . Musk stunned investors last month with tweets saying he had funding to take the company private for $420 (£323) a share.

If eventually carried out, Trump's latest threat could result in tariffs on all Chinese goods entering the United States, an unprecedented escalation of his trade war with China.

Lighthizer is due to meet Monday in Brussels with EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom to resolve the dispute ignited when Trump imposed steep duties on all steel and aluminum imports.

Trump has already imposed 25% tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods, mostly industrial machinery and intermediate electronics parts, including semiconductors.

The U.S. imported US$505 billion of Chinese products in 2017, Census Bureau figures show. In January, the company also announced its "direct contribution" to the USA economy through investments and other spending would exceed $350 billion over the next five years, while it would establish a new Apple campus to house technical support for customers.

The country's trade surplus with the U.S. "In the meantime, we are taking in billions of dollars of taxes coming in from China, and with the potential of billions and billions of dollars more taxes coming in". And China has vowed to hit $60bn in USA products in retaliation.

"These are basically fiscal subsidies to offset the negative impacts of the tariffs", said Li Yishuang, a Shanghai-based economist at China Securities Finance Co. Chinese diplomats complain that the Trump administration lacks a single negotiator empowered to make a deal and is vague about its objectives.


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