US-China rapprochement does little for mineral markets

By William Clarke
Published: Thursday, 16 January 2020

The latest trade agreement between the US and China does nothing to end tariffs on minor metals and industrial minerals.

A preliminary trade agreement between the United States and China has done little to change the outlook for industrial minerals and minor metals, with no sign of a reversal for tariffs on Chinese material and no firm commitments on Chinese purchases.

The US has agreed to pause new tariffs on...

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