Mr. Donald Trumph said last Friday that he was having dinner with Apple CEO Tim Cook, but the topic of the conversation did not say anything. Considering that cards are imposing tariffs on products and materials imported from China, the impact on Apple is likely to occupy a large part of the discussion.
Card games Announcement Dinner on Twitter.
There was a very good phone call @ EmmanuelMacronPresident of France Discussion on various topics, especially security and trade. Today I have a conversation with many other phones. I'm looking forward to dinner tonight with Apple 's Tim Cook. He is investing heavy money in the United States.
– Donald J Trump (@ realDonaldTrump) 10th August 2018
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The Trump regime imposes tariffs on long lists of imports of more than 200 billion dollars from China. Mr. Cook criticized the taxation of customs duties on consumers. At Apple's third quarter earnings briefing, Mr. Cook said,
Our view on tariffs appears as taxes on consumers, which can reduce economic growth and sometimes cause significant risks and unintended consequences.
Cook's concern is a fairly good indicator that tariffs were at least part of the discussion. It is unlikely that Cook will convince you to pay tariffs on the cards, so you probably received an exemption or at least reduced the impact on Apple.