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CHENG TING-FANG and LAULY LI, Nikkei staff writers | Taiwan

TAIPEI — Apple has asked suppliers to make sure that shipments from Taiwan to China strictly adhere to Chinese customs regulations following a recent visit by senior U.S. lawmaker Nancy Pelosi to Taipei stoked fears of rising trade barriers.

Apple told suppliers on Friday that China has started strictly enforcing a long-standing rule that Taiwanese-made parts and components should be called being made either in “Taiwan, China” or “Chinese Taipei,” sources acquainted with the problem told Nikkei Asia, language that indicates the island is section of China.

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