Mexico City- The trade war between China and the United States allowed the iPhone to be assembled in Mexico and not in the Asian country. Also, other manufacturers of smartphones and computers are considering moving their production units, our country is one of the options.
Recognized Asian manufacturers such as Foxconn Technology Group, Pegatron, Compal Electronics and Quanta started to take action and warned their investors about the measures that would be implemented in the short and medium term.
The government led by President Donald Trump began to tax Chinese products, some of which belong to the technology sector, such as semiconductors, chips or industrial components.
It mainly affects companies such as Apple, Dell, Google, HP, Intel, NVIDIA and anyone who imports components, or assembles their devices in China and its provinces such as Taiwan.
From information from Bloomberg showed that an option for Chinese manufacturers is to expand the capacity of their factories in other countries, just as it is necessary to do Pegatron, which is known to be the key in the assembly of the iPhone and other devices.
In a teleconference, CEO, S.J. Liao noted that the tariff determination under section 301 of the US Trade Act is the biggest uncertainty for this year.
"We have drawn up plans for our existing facilities in Taiwan, Mexico and the Czech Republic," he said.
The Pegatron plant in Mexico is located in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, and the company also plans to open a new factory in India, they do not know how long the commercial friction will last, or that after September there will be a tariff round coming. 19659002] Another company that would gamble in the country is Compal Electronics, which is not part of Apple's supply chain, and that's why Vice President Ray Chen said they did not work on emergency plans.
in case of impact, it considered that it would not be difficult to reallocate its production and assembly lines, mainly because it has factories in countries such as Mexico, Poland and Vietnam.
Compal's plant is located in Ciudad Juarez and belonged to the Japanese company Toshiba until 2011, which it used to produce televisions.
Quanta Computer, another Taiwanese supplier of Apple, also indicated that it analyzes the increase in the production of its plants in the United States and Europe.
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