First polymer tariffs kick in for US-China trade war

Washington — The US-China trade war officially came to the polymer materials sector 23 Aug, with the two countries kicking off tariffs in the early morning hours on about $4.2 billion (€3.6 billion) in chemicals, plastics and rubber.

And those numbers could easily rise. The next round of proposed tariffs under consideration by Washington, covering $200 billion in Chinese goods, includes $25 billion in chemicals and polymers.

While it can be tough to keep track of what seems like a daily drumbeat of trade actions — and…

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