US copper scrap market latest victim in trade war

Scrap recyclers in the United States have become unwilling pawns in a tit-for-tat trade war, with China slapping a blanket 25% tariff on copper scrap and other recycled metals from the US, effective Thursday August 23.

The tariff applies to products under Harmonized Tariff Code 7404.00, which refers to copper waste and scrap, as well as other scrap products including zinc, tin, magnesium, tungsten, titanium and...

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Brad MacAulay

August 09, 2018

04:05 GMT

PIttsburgh