Google Amazon and Microsoft look to move production from China reports says

first_img $999 President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping may have agreed to a trade war truce at the G20 Summit in Japan, but tech companies are still worried. China News Service/Getty Images President Donald Trump called for a tariff on Chinese-produced goods back in May, and the Chinese government threatened to put a tariff on US goods in retaliation. This caused concern in the tech industry. Although the president says he and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to a truce at the G20 summit in Japan on Sunday, many major tech companies are reportedly still looking to move their manufacturing elsewhere.Amazon, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Sony, Nintendo, Asus,  Lenovo and Microsoft are some of the companies planning to move production of their products away from China, according to a report Wednesday from Nikkei Asian Review Wednesday. The tech companies already have, or will, begin producing some of their respective electronics in other Asian countries such as Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand, according to the report.A spokesperson for Lenovo said the company has no plans to move and in May it announced a $300 million investment in a new smart manufacturing facility in Shenzhen, China. HP says it doesn’t comment on rumors or speculation but is “actively monitoring the situation and will continue to work with government officials to advocate for the best interests of customers, partners and consumers.”In June, Apple reportedly began preparations to move 30% of its iPhone production out of China. Although CEO Tim Cook said he’s not worried about tariffs, Apple did send a letter to the Office of the United States Trade Representative saying tariffs would affect how much it could contribute to the economy.Amazon, Google, Dell, Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, and Asus didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Originally published July 3, 7:22 a.m. PT.Update, 9:38 a.m. PT: Adds comments from HP and Lenovo. Tags See it Best Buy See It Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier $999 Sprint Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Computers Laptops Mobile Boost Mobile $999 reading • Google, Amazon and Microsoft look to move production from China, reports says $999 See It Apple Share your voice • 0 Amazon Dell Google HP Lenovo Microsoft Sony Apple Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Post a comment See All Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors See It Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Apple iPhone XS Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X CNET may get a commission from retail offers.last_img