China Removes Tariffs on Four Specific Grades of Polyolefins from the US, Prior to the Phase I China – US Trade Agreement

China removed the 25% tariff on imports from the US of specific grades of HDPE, linear low density polyethylene, polypropylene and ethylene-propylene copolymers as of December 26, 2019.

The tariffs had been imposed on these and many other products on August 23, 2018. The exclusions are for one year, starting from December 26, 2019.

They apply to:

39012000 metallocene high density polyethylene, density 0.962g / cm3, melt flow rate 0.85g / 10min

39014010 Adhesive (an ethylene-propylene copolymer with 65% ethylene and 35% propylene with a specific gravity of less than 0.94)

39014020 linear low density copolymer of ethylene and 1-octene

39021000 Copolymer impact-grade polypropylene, melt index MI <0.5g / 10min, UL-certified yellow card RTI (equivalent to long-term Working temperature) 115 ° C, Izod impact strength (measurement method ISO 180): at 23 ° C, 64KJ / m2, 4.0KJ / m2 at -40 ° C

The exclusions came into effect prior to the signing of the Phase I China – US Trade Agreement, which took place on January 15, 2020.

From International Trader Publications’ Subscriber Alert, issued January 17, 2020.