Foxconn delivers Apple products to Vietnam
Foxconn delivers Apple products to Vietnam

At Apple's request, Foxconn transported some Chinese iPad and MacBook products to Vietnam as the US company diversified production to reduce the impact of the Sino-US trade war.

This development is due to the fact that the outgoing administration of President Trump is encouraging American companies to move production from China.

During Trump's presidency, the United States targeted Chinese-made electronic products by imposing high tariffs on imported products and restricting the supply of components made with American technology to Chinese companies it perceives as a threat. National Security.

Taiwanese manufacturers, concerned about the mutual effects of the trade war, have moved some of their products or are considering moving some of their products from China to Vietnam, Mexico and India.

Foxconn will build an assembly line for Apple iPad and MacBook laptops at its factory in Bac Giang Province, northeastern Vietnam, and will start work in the first half of 2021.

These product lines also produce some products from China, but there is no indication of the number of products produced that Apple has ordered as Apple plans to diversify production after the trade war.

Taiwanese Foxconn Corporation announced a $ 270 million investment to create a new subsidiary called Fukang Technology, an initiative to support expansion into Vietnam.

Foxconn also plans to manufacture televisions at its facility in Vietnam for clients such as Sony Corporation in Japan. Production will start from late 2020 to early 2021.

The new factory will also manufacture other electronic products such as computer keyboards.

According to the TrendForce research team, all iPads will be assembled in China, which means Foxconn's move will be the first production iPad outside of China.

Foxconn plans to spend $ 1 billion expanding its iPhone assembly plant in India based on Apple's strong demand for diversified manufacturing outside of China, and Foxconn also plans to build a factory in India. Mexico.

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