Apple Inc has requested suppliers to make sure that shipments from Taiwan to China adjust to the latter’s customs rules to keep away from them from being held for scrutiny, in accordance with a Nikkei report on Friday.
Sino-U.S. commerce tensions have escalated following U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a congressional delegation’s go to to Taiwan.
The iPhone maker advised suppliers that China had began imposing a long-standing rule that Taiwanese-made elements and elements should be labeled as made both in “Taiwan, China” or “Chinese Taipei”, the report added, citing sources conversant in the matter.
Apple didn’t instantly reply to a Reuters request for remark.
Apple iPhone assembler Pegatron Corp stated its mainland China plant is working usually, in response to a media report that shipments to Pegatron’s manufacturing unit in China had been being held for scrutiny by Chinese customs officers.
Taiwanese provide and meeting companions Foxconn and Pegatron are ramping up manufacturing efforts as Apple is about to launch its new iPhone in September.
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