US considers 25% import tariff on Chinese minerals

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Thursday, 06 September 2018

Many major minerals could be affected if the US goes ahead with a plan to raise the import tariff on China-origin materials as the trade war between the two countries gathers pace.

The government of the United States is considering an increase to 25% for the proposed import tariffs on a range of Chinese mineral commodities, up from the original proposal of a 10% rate.

There will be a consultation period before new, higher tariffs are imposed. The US government has extended...

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