Foxconn Shifts Some Apple Production to Vietnam

Foxconn is moving some MacBook and iPad assembly to Vietnam from China at the request of US tech giant Apple, as the company diversifies production in order to minimize the impact of the Sino-US trade war.

Foxconn is moving some MacBook and iPad assembly to Vietnam from China at the request of US tech giant Apple, as the company diversifies production in order to minimize the impact of the Sino-US trade war.

The development comes as the outgoing administration of US President Donald Trump encourages US companies to shift production out of China. 

A person familiar with the matter told the media outlet that Foxconn is building assembly lines for Apple’s MacBook laptop and iPad tablet at its plant in Vietnam’s northeastern Bac Giang province, to come online in the first half of 2021.

The lines will also take some production from China. “The move was requested by Apple. It wants to diversify production following the trade war,” the person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. 

In a statement, Foxconn said that “As a matter of company policy, and for reasons of commercial sensitivity, we do not comment on any aspect of our work for any customer or their products.”


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