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Apple Directs Suppliers to Follow China Customs Rules

According to a Nikkei report on Friday, Apple Inc has asked suppliers to ensure that shipments from Taiwan to China comply with the latter’s customs regulations to avoid them being held for inspection.

Trade tensions between China and the United States have risen following a visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a congressional delegation.

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According to the report, the iPhone maker informed suppliers that China had begun enforcing a long-standing rule that Taiwanese-made parts and components must be labeled as made in “Taiwan, China” or “Chinese Taipei.”

A request for comment from Reuters was not immediately answered by Apple.

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In response to a media report that said shipments to Pegatron’s factory in China were being held for inspection by Chinese customs officials, the company that assembles Apple iPhones, Pegatron Corp, said its mainland China plant is operating normally.

Foxconn and Pegatron, two Taiwanese suppliers and assembly companies, are stepping up their production efforts as Apple prepares to introduce the new iPhone in September.

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