Apple wight on manufacturing relocation
Apple wants to move some processes out of China...
Apple has asked its major suppliers to investigate what the costs would be of moving production from China to other countries in Southeast Asia. It would be about transferring 15 to 30 percent of production capacity, writes Japanese business magazine Nikkei Asian Review.
The iPhone maker is preparing for a major restructuring of its production chain due to the trade war between the United States and China. The California company would now believe that even if the trade dispute is resolved that relying so heavily on production in China carries too many risks.
The US and China have already slapped each other with import duties on multiple product categories. The Americans would now consider setting rates for a further $ 300 billion worth of Chinese goods. Apple wants to spread its production to more countries regardless of whether that measure goes ahead.