Apple asks suppliers to follow China's customs rules: report

Apple asks suppliers to follow China's customs rules: report

The Chinese General Administration of Customs yesterday said it would forbid the mention of “Taiwan” or “Republic of China (ROC)” on the origin labels of imported electronics, the South Korean Aju Business Daily reported yesterday. Some companies in the country’s industrial sector are uncertain how the order might affect operations, the South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Ministry of SMEs and Startups said, adding that no official concerns have been received, according the the report. The directive applies to components, such as batteries, originating from Taiwanese companies, and specific firms are not being targeted, according to Taiwanese business owners who were not named in the report. Photo: Reuters The report said that there was no indication whether firms in other countries have received a similar notice. …
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