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Resource Recycling provides helpful update on Chinese tariffs

August 08, 2018

Resource Recycling has posted a story that explains recent tariffs imposed by China on recycled goods. 

The Chinese government plans to levy a 25 percent tariff on U.S. shipments of OCC and other recovered fiber, as well as scrap plastic, in retaliation for the latest U.S. tariff proposals.

China’s Ministry of Commerce on Aug. 8 issued the latest list of tariffs the country is planning to implement on imports of goods from the U.S. The list identifies OCC and all other recovered fiber materials among the product codes that would be hit with the 25 percent duty.

The action also covers all scrap plastics sent from the U.S. to China, as well as a number of scrap metals.

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