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The Chinese Communist Party government is still taking very nasty actions in the wake of the House Speaker’s remarks Nancy Pelosi On a recent visit to Taiwan, Apple is urging suppliers to ensure that shipments from Taiwan to China are labeled in strict compliance with China’s customs regulations on how islands are named.

It’s an important time for Apple as it prepares to launch the next generation of iPhones this fall and suppliers are now assembling various components for the new smartphones.

Nikkei Asia reported that Pelosi’s visit “fueled fears of rising trade barriers” and that Apple’s failure to appease China’s labeling demands led to critical shipment delays and customs delays. I’m nervous about the “possible confusion” if blocked by

Apple on Friday told suppliers that China was tightening a longstanding rule that Taiwanese parts and components must be labeled as made in either “Taiwan, China” or “Chinese Taipei.” It has begun to go into effect, a source familiar with the matter told Nikkei Asia. , a language indicating that the island is part of China…

Using the phrase “Made in Taiwan” on import declarations, documents and cartons could cause shipments to be held and checked by Chinese customs, the sources added. Penalties for violating such rules are fines of up to 4,000 yuan ($592) or, in the worst case, refusal of shipments, he said, one of the sources said.

This presents a dilemma for suppliers who need to ship materials, components or parts from Taiwan to China. However, the democratically governed island also requires all exports to be labeled with their origin, which means they must bear the word “Taiwan” or “Taiwan”. The island’s official name is the Republic of China, according to suppliers and logistics companies.

This is not a fictitious problem, it’s already happening. A shipment from Taiwan to a facility in Suzhou, China, operated by iPhone assembler Pegatron, was put “on hold for review” on Thursday, with Chinese authorities inspecting import declarations and cartons to identify “Taiwan” or “Republic of China.” ” is displayed. Nikkei Asia reported.

A senior Pegatron executive was among the corporate leaders in Taiwan’s chip industry who attended a luncheon with Pelosi hosted by Taiwan’s president. Tsai Ing-wen On Wednesday, the report noted, perhaps highlighting another reason the company has found itself under increasing scrutiny.

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