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Apple Watch could be hit with tariffs

Gadgets like Apple Watches could be impact by the $200 billion list of US tariffs on goods made in China.

According to government rulings, such devices - including Fitbit activity trackers - are considered data transmission machines in the list, and so could be subject to a 10 per cent tarrif which may be passed onto customers.

Sonos speakers are also mentioned on the list of US tariff codes, and the company has hinted at the issue earlier this month in its filing to become a publicly traded company.

They wrote: "The imposition of tariffs and other trade barriers, as well as retaliatory trade measures, could require us to raise the prices of our products and harm our sales."

The list is currently in a public comment period, and it was proposed as a reaction to China's own tariffs - which were a retaliation to the escalating trade war between the nations.