The government is on the verge of announcing tariffs on Amazon’s new appliances and home electronics, and some other companies have announced tariffs of their own as the government continues to tap into the economy.
The government announced tariffs on the following products on Monday: The new Apple AirPods and Amazon Echo Show.
The Amazon Echo and Amazon Fire TV.
Apple Watches and Apple Watch Series 3.
Apple TV 4.
Apple Watch and Apple TV 3.
Amazon Fire HDX, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV 4, as well as Amazon’s Kindle Fire TV and Fire HD X, Kindle Fire Pro, and Kindle Fire Tablet.
The new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 4.
The Kindle Fire HD 7, Fire HD 9, Fire Tablet, and the iPad Air.
The $149 Kindle Fire, $129 Kindle Fire XL, $99 Kindle Fire X, $149 iPad Mini 2, and $129 iPad Mini 3.
The Apple Watch Sport and the Apple Watch Style.
The iPad Air and the new iPad Pro.
Amazon announced that it was slashing prices on the Kindle Fire and Kindle Paperwhite by 50%, the Kindle Paper and Kindle Cloud, and is cutting the cost of the new Kindle Fire to $99.
The changes apply to all new products from January 19, 2017.
The tariffs will apply to Amazon’s products through Jan. 19, 2019.
The products affected by the tariffs include Amazon’s e-reader Fire HD 11 and Fire Pro 3, Kindle Fires, Kindle Paperbooks, Kindle e-readers, and Apple Watchers, and other devices that are not listed.
Amazon is also cutting the prices on other devices including Apple TV and the MacBook Air, as they did on their new devices.
Amazon and the government are also announcing tariffs for the new Apple TV streaming set, Apple TV accessories, and accessories for Apple Watch, Apple Watch accessories, as the price of the Apple TV is $129, $79, and even $49, which are less than the price for Amazon’s devices.
The price cuts for these items will apply through Jan 2, 2020.
Apple’s iPhone 8, 8 Plus, 8 and 9 are being lowered in price by 25% on Jan. 3, and all of Apple’s iPhones will be cheaper by 50% on that date.