Foxconn Founder Advices
Foxconn founder Terry Gou advised Apple to move production outside of China. In fact, Gou has a state candidate who will become a new home for Foxconn.
“I urge Apple to move to Taiwan. I think it’s possible,” said the Foxconn founder when responding to Apple’s question about moving production outside of China, quoted from The Verge, Saturday (06/22/2019).
Speculation about Apple’s plan to move most of its production out of China is getting stronger after the trade war between the United States (US) and the Bamboo Curtain country heats up.
At the end of the month, America will charge 25 percent for cellphones, laptops, and tablets produced in China. Apple has requested that its products be excluded from this tariff. Apple argues, the tariffs imposed will reduce Apple’s economic contribution and improve its global competitiveness.
Apple itself has been interested in moving most of its production from China, although it hasn’t yet determined which country to target. Earlier this week, a report said Apple had asked its suppliers, including Foxconn to explore the feasibility of moving between 15 and 30 percent of its production abroad.
But, at that time, India and Vietnam were reported to be the most likely choices to move most of their products from China.