China revises minerals export tariffs in 2017

By Albert Li, Yoke Wong
Published: Thursday, 26 January 2017

Following WTO complaints from the EU and US, China scraps graphite and magnesia tariffs, while apatite export duty cut by 5 percentage points.


China has rolled out provisional tariffs on a number of minerals, with effect from 1 January 2017, according to the country‚Äôs 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...

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