Refractory minerals taken off US tariffs list; TiO2 pigments, ceramic raw materials still included

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Graphite, magnesia, alumina and silicon carbide are excluded from the list of China-origin materials subject to a new US tariff, as are antimony, rare earths and barite. Pigments such as titanium dioxide will also be subject to the duty, as will refractory finished products, some ceramic minerals such as kaolin, and lithium.

Refractory minerals have largely been left off the latest list of China-origin commodities that will become subject to import tariffs in the United States from next week, but some pigment and ceramic minerals are still included.

Following almost two weeks of uncertainty, the US administration has decided to release a...

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