South African chromite producers pressure govt on export tax

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Friday, 20 November 2020

South Africa’s producers of non-metallurgical chromite have formed a lobby group to pressure the country’s government on the recently proposed export tax and achieve a different customs regime that will exempt non-metallurgical grades from the levy.

Non-metallurgical chromite is not used in the production of ferro-chrome and as such, the proponents argue, should not feel the effects of the proposed chrome ore tax whose primary target is the domestic ferro-chrome value chain.

Fastmarkets has been in contact with representatives of the newly-formed sub group of local...

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