Dear Colleagues --
Greetings from Beijing. The news in China is all about the new tariffs just imposed by America. The actions of the Trump administration are consuming the Chinese media.
We have obtained what we believe to be the list of items subject to tariffs that are pertinent to our industry (see attached). The list is lengthy and should be reviewed by buying experts or clearing agents familiar with tariff codes. Many of the codes that may be relevant are listed with chemical names, so a review by your in-house scientists may also be worthwhile.
How the latest tariffs will affect the China Import Expo in November remains to be seen. One possibility is that the Chinese government will put even greater pressure on Chinese companies to show a significant increase of imports into China.
We will continue to keep you updated about these issues as it relates to the possible impact on our industry.