The apple company made this decision after months of problems in supply chains around Shanghai and the slowdown in production due to lockdowns due to the outbreak of COVID-19 .
Apple has decided to move some of its iPad production from China to Vietnam after months of supply chain problems around Shanghai and slow production due to lockdowns due to the COVID-19 outbreak , it revealed on Wednesday. Nikkei Asia.
According to the Japanese newspaper, the Chinese company BYD, specialized in the assembly of iPads , has worked with Apple to establish production lines in Vietnam and plans to start a small production of these tablets in the Indochinese country.
Although the partial relocation of iPad production is mainly due to problems in supply chains and lockdowns in and around Shanghai, it is part of a trend that began in recent years as a result of the trade war between Beijing and Washington . during the term of Donald Trump.
Similar decision made
Two years ago, shortly before the pandemic broke out , Apple moved part of its production of AirPod Pro headphones from China to Vietnam, following in the footsteps of other leading US companies from various sectors in the face of tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on Chinese imports. .
So far, the Biden Administration has not changed the import taxes on Chinese products, which, together with the lower cost of labor in Vietnam , explains why production transfers continue.
According to Nikkei Asia , Apple has also asked its suppliers in China to increase the stock of electronic components and secure the supply of chips in order to maintain production. (EFE)