"There is still an impact from front-loading of exports, but the main reason (for still-solid export growth) is strong growth in the USA economy", said Zhang Yi, an economist at Zhonghai Shengrong Capital Management. All Apple had to do to avoid import taxes was to rebuild all of its manufacturing in the U.S. "Start building new plants now", he tweeted.
If the president follows through, the threatened tariffs and those already in place would more than cover the value of all goods the U.S. buys from China, according to USA government data from past year.
US President Donald Trump is threatening to tack import duties on $267bn of imported Chinese tech gear and other goods - on top of the $200bn already planned.
Fitness tracker maker Fitbit said it would be hit by tariffs, and chipmaker Intel Corp said the levies could slow down the adoption of 5G networks, the next generation of wireless data technology for phones and other devices.
While Trump was waving his proverbial stick, Top White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow made a paltry attempt to offer something of a carrot on Friday, saying that the U.S. is up for talks and that there is "constant communication".
They say a full-blown trade war by 2021 could shrink America's annual economic output by an average of one-third of a percentage point and China's by two-tenths of a percentage point from 2019 through 2021.
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The presidential tweet is the latest salvo in a dispute between the Trump administration and companies that fear tariffs will hurt their business.
The new $267 billion in tariffs would cover the value of all goods the Unites States buys from China, U.S. government data from a year ago show.
"I can't predict the future, but I am optimistic that the countries will get through this and we are hoping that calm heads prevail", he continued.
A truck transports a container next to stacked containers at a port in Zhangjiagang in China's eastern Jiangsu province.
He added: "We've taxed them $50 billion that's on technology". China is promising to retaliate if the White House moves ahead with the new tariffs.
"We have the patience to wait and we also have the flexibility to open talks any time".
Apple did say its MacMini, a low-cost computer that comes without a keyboard or mouse, would be affected.