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Apple Watch, Fitbit, Sonos could become more expensive because of U.S. tariffs: report

Apple Watch, Fitbit, Sonos could become more expensive because of U.S. tariffs: report
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Popular consumer electronics could become more expensive as a result of the latest U.S. tariffs imposed on Chinese goods.

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According to government rulings on tariffs reviewed by Reuters, Apple watches, Fitbit fitness trackers and Sonos speakers are among the electronics assembled in China that could be affected.

While laptops and smartphones have largely dodged the impact of the tariffs, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said a little-known subheading in the U.S. tariff code includes data transmission machines like fitness trackers and Bluetooth speakers, the news agency reported.

Specific products listed in customs rulings include the original Apple Watch; Fitbit’s Charge, Charge HR and Surge models; and Sonos’ Play:3, Play:5 and SUB speakers, as per the report.

The impacts of the tariffs could be hefty. The three companies sell billions of dollars worth of products each year. Fitbit and Sonos alone made $2.6 billion in combined revenue last year.

Companies can still ask the CBP agency to get their products off the list during the public comment period, apply for an exemption once tariffs are in effect or push for their products to be classified under a different code not included on the list.