Proposed Chinese tariffs target hundreds of US plastic, chem imports

HOUSTON (ICIS)–China’s latest list of proposed tariffs against the US covers hundreds of chemicals and plastics, with the first batch taking effect in a little more than a week. In all, China has proposed tariffs on $75bn of goods, with the first batch taking place on 1 September. Some will receive tariffs of 5% and others will receive tariffs of 10%. The second batch of tariffs will take effect on 15 December. Like the first, some products will receive tariffs of 5% and some will receive tariffs of 10%. China is imposing the tariffs in retaliation to the US imposing duties of 10% on $300bn worth of imports. The tables below are divided into four parts, listing which chemicals, plastics and elastomers will receive tariffs of 10% and 5% on 1 September and on 15 December. The following table shows which chemicals, plastics and elastomers will receive tariffs of 5% on 1 September. The following shows which chemicals, plastics and elastomers will receive tariffs of 10% on 15 December. Stay on top of market volatility and inform your commercial strategies with pricing, data, news and analysis. Historical, current and forecast prices, together with commentaries, to help y...

Dura Composites, supplier of composite products for flooring and facades, has bolstered the self-build, renovation and

Dura Composites, supplier of composite products for flooring and facades, has bolstered the self-build, renovation and new-build residential market with the launch of new Dura Cladding Resist. Dura Cladding Resist is the UK’s first co-extruded composite timber cladding with a Class B fire rating that’s tested in accordance with genuine install methodology from a UKAS approved laboratory and offers superior performance over traditional residential cladding materials. Available in six wood-look colours to suit every style of home, Dura Cladding has a unique armoured layer to help protect the core of the plank from the elements ensuring the cladding always looks like new. Dura Composites’ FSC® 100% chain of custody certification means that the wood content comes from well-managed forests, and up to 78% of the materials used are recycled hardwood and plastic too. Dura Cladding Resist offers considerable advantages to architects, contractors, self-builders and end-users versus traditional wood, fibre cement or PVC cladding, including: Current guidance regarding dwelling houses and other buildings below 18 meters require a minimum classification of Class B-s3, d2. Dura Cladding Resist...