China’s refractory industry looks for positive response to US tariff

By Carrie Shi
Published: Friday, 28 September 2018

Refractory products have been included in the list of materials subject to a new US tariff, and China’s refractory industry is recommending an ‘active’ response. Although refractory raw materials were not included this time, demand for these will be affected indirectly in the long term.

Refractory materials were largely left off the United States government’s list of China-origin commodities that became subject to 10% import duty from September 24. The US proposes to increase the rate to 25% from next year if a trade agreement is not reached with China before then.

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