China Trade Tariffs Put Apple At Disadvantage Against Samsung: Cook

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China Trade Tariffs Put Apple At Disadvantage Against Samsung: Cook
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Apple CEO Tim Cook has voiced concerns that the China trade tariffs imposed by Trump administration could put the iPhone maker at a competitive disadvantage against its biggest rival Samsung. On Friday, Tim Cook met with President Donald Trump to discuss the impact of trade tariffs on the iPhone maker.

Most of Apple’s products are made in China. In contrast, Samsung has a global manufacturing base. The Korean company manufactures its products in South Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, India, China, and many other countries, so it will not be as affected as Apple. As a result, Cook told Trump, Samsung will be able to rake in more sales and profits. The United States and Samsung’s home country South Korea reached a trade agreement last September.