China revises minerals export tariffs in 2017

By Yoke Wong
Published: Monday, 09 January 2017

China has revised its tariffs on some minerals in 2017. The move comes after complaints last year to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) from the EU and the US against China’s export duties on a number of essential metals and minerals.

China has rolled out provisional tariffs on a number of minerals, with effect from 1 January 2017, according to the country’s ministry of finance on 19 December 2016.  

Under the revision, China will cut its existing export duty for apatite to 15% in 2017, down by 5 percentage...

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