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Non-ionic Surfactants: Tax Strikes Or Supply Will Be A Gap
Apr 09, 2018

On April 4, 2018, the U.S. government issued a list of goods subject to tariffs, which will impose a 25% tariff on 1,333 items worth 50 billion U.S. dollars to the United States. The US measures violated the rules of the World Trade Organization and seriously violated China’s legitimate rights and interests and threatened the development interests of our country.

According to our rights and obligations under the World Trade Organization, as well as the relevant provisions of the Foreign Trade Law of the People's Republic of China and the Import and Export Tariff Regulations of the People's Republic of China, the State Council's Customs Tariff Commission decided to grant Soybeans, automobiles, chemicals and other 14 categories of 106 items are subject to a 25% tariff.

The list of tariffs imposed on the United States and Canada this time includes non-ionic organic surfactants (Tax Code: 34021300). According to customs statistics, in 2017, China’s non-ionic surfactant imports totaled 191,400 tons, while the United States imported 49,400 tons, accounting for about 26% of the total imports, and the United States has become the largest import volume. s country. Once the 25% tariff increase is imposed, it will greatly increase the cost of imported non-ionic surfactants, and the barriers to entry of imported goods will increase. This is at a significant disadvantage, and there will be a certain gap in the supply of late-lived markets.

At present, the market is always in a weak stage of suppression. Due to the weakening of fatty alcohol as raw material, the confidence of the industry is difficult to raise, and the cost is weak to suppress the market mentality. Traders said that the imposition of anti-dumping duties will bring certain positive attitude to the market, but it has not yet been formally implemented. Therefore, the market still has a heavy attitude to wait and see, short-term apparent impact is not significant, mainly to focus on the downstream demand for the Lord.