Apple Inc has asked suppliers to ensure that shipments from Taiwan to China comply with the latter’s customs regulations to avoid being checked, according to a Nikkei report on Friday.
Sino-US trade tensions have escalated following the visit of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a congressional delegation to Taiwan.
The iPhone maker told suppliers that China has begun enforcing a long-standing rule that parts and components made in Taiwan must be labeled as made in “Taiwan, China” or “Chinese Taipei,” the report adds. , citing sources familiar with the matter. .
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters.
Apple iPhone assembler Pegatron Corp said its mainland China factory was operating normally, in response to a media report that shipments to Pegatron’s factory in China were being held up for review by customs officials. Chinese.
Taiwanese supply and assembly partners Foxconn and Pegatron are ramping up manufacturing efforts as Apple prepares to launch its new iPhone in September.