US delays several proposed Chinese tariffs on plastics, chems to Dec

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HOUSTON (ICIS)–The will delay the implementation of several proposed tariffs on plastic and chemical exports from China to 15 December.

Auto DraftAmerican flags are displayed together with Chinese flags on top of a trishaw in Beijing. The American Chamber of Commerce in China says Beijing will “dig its heels in” after US tariff hikes and appealed for a negotiated end to their trade battle. (Source: Andy Wong/AP/REX/Shutterstock)

Initially, the US planned to impose 10% tariffs on these and many other Chinese exports on 1 September. The proposed tariffs covered $300bn worth of goods from China.

Many of the postponed tariffs include cell phones, laptop computers, video-game consoles, some toys, computer monitors and certain types of footwear and clothing, the US Trade Representative (USTR) said.

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The US will impose tariffs on these goods on 15 December.

Other items were outright removed from the proposed list, the trade representative said. The US removed those items because of concerns about health, safety national security and other factors.

It did not remove any of the tariffs that it proposed for organic chemicals, plastics, or miscellaneous chemicals.

The trade representative plans to conduct an exclusion process for other products, so the US could remove some chemicals and polymers from the list during this process.

If the US goes ahead with this latest round of tariffs, then it would impose tariffs on nearly everything that it imports from China. One notable exception is made up of products made from rare-earth elements.

Such products are used as catalysts for fluid catalytic cracking () units in refineries.

The following table shows the proposed tariffs that the US will implement on 15 December for organic chemicals, miscellaneous chemicals, plastic products and rubber products.

The first column shows each items harmonised tariff schedule code. The second column shows how each item is described by the code.

2903.21.00
Vinyl chloride (Chloroethylene)

2903.39.20
Fluorinated, brominated or iodinated derivatives of acyclic hydrocarbons, nesoi

2903.77.00
Other acyclic hydrocarbon derivatives,perhalogenated only with flourine and chlorine

2903.89.11
Halogenated pesticides derived in whole or in part from benzene or other aromatic hydrocarbon, nesoi

2903.89.31
Chlorinated, but not otherwise halogenated derivatives of cyclanic, cyclenic or cycloterpenic hydrocarbons

2903.99.05
3‐Bromo‐alpha,alpha,alpha‐trifluorotoluene; and other specified halogenated derivatives of aromatic hydrocarbons

2903.99.08
p‐Chlorobenzotrifluoride; and 3,4‐Dichlorobenzotrifluoride

2903.99.80
Other halogenated derivatives of aromatic hydrocarbons, nesoi

2907.29.10
Pyrogallic acid

2908.19.15
3‐Hydroxy‐alpha,alpha,alpha‐trifluorotoluene

2908.99.25
Nitrophenols, except p‐nitrophenol

2909.30.07
Decabromodiphenyl oxide; and octabromodiphenyl oxide

2909.30.09
Bis‐(tribromophenoxy)ethane; pentabromodiphenyl oxide; and tetradecabromodiphenoxy benzene

2909.30.10
6‐tert‐Butyl‐3‐methyl‐2,4‐dinitroanisole (Musk ambrette) and other artificial musks

2909.30.30
Pesticides, of aromatic ethers and their halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives

2912.19.40
Isobutanal

2914.69.60
1,4‐Dihydroxyanthraquinone; and 2‐ethylanthraquinone

2914.69.90
Quinones, nesoi

2915.39.35
Aromatic esters of acetic acid, nesoi

2916.34.15
Odoriferous or flavoring compounds of phenylacetic acid and its salts

2917.19.30
Ethylene brassylate

2917.19.70
Acyclic polycarboxylic acids and derivative (excluding plasticizers)

2917.39.08
Naphthalic anhydride

2917.39.17
Tetrabromophthalic anhydride

2918.29.25
3‐Hydroxy‐2‐naphthoic acid

2918.99.06
1‐Hydroxy‐6‐octadecyloxy‐2‐naphthalenccarboxylic acid; and 1‐hydroxy‐6‐ docosyloxy‐2‐naphthalene carboxylic acid

2918.99.35
Odoriferous or flavoring compounds of carboxylic acids with additional oxygen function, and their derivatives, nesoi

2918.99.47
Other aromatic carboxylic acids with add’l oxygen function and their anhydrides, halide, etc deriv (exclud goods in add US note 3 to sec VI)

2918.99.50
Nonaromatic carboxylic acids with additional oxygen function, and their derivatives, nesoi

2920.22.00
Diethyl phosphite

2921.42.55
Fast color bases of aniline derivatives and their salts

2922.29.06
m‐Nitro‐p‐anisidine and m‐nitro‐o‐anisidine as fast color bases

2922.29.15
m‐Diethylaminophenol; m‐dimethylaminophenol; 3‐ethylamino‐p‐cresol; and   5‐methoxy‐m‐phenylenediamine

2922.39.10
2’‐Aminoacetophenone & other specified aromatic amino‐aldehydes, ‐ ketones and ‐quinones, other than those with more than one oxygen function

2924.21.18
sym‐Diethyldiphenylurea

2924.29.03
3,5‐Dinitro‐o‐toluamide

2924.29.23
4‐Aminoacetanilide;     2‐2‐oxamidobis[ethyl‐3‐(3,5‐di‐tert‐butyl‐4‐ hydroxyphenyl)propionate]; and other specified cyclic amide chemicals

2924.29.26
3‐Aminomethoxybenzanilide

2925.19.10
Ethylenebistetrabromophthalimide

2926.90.19
N,N‐Bis(2‐cyanoethyl)aniline; and 2,6‐diflourobenzonitrile

2926.90.21
Aromatic fungicides of nitrile‐function compounds

2929.10.30
3,4‐Dichlorophenylisocyanate

2929.10.80
Other isocyanates, nesoi

2930.20.70
S‐(2,3,3‐trichloroallyl)diisopropylthiocarbamate

2930.30.30
Tetramethylthiuram monosulfide

2930.80.00
Aldicarb (ISO), captafol (ISO) and methamidophos (ISO)

2930.90.24
N‐Cyclohexylthiophthalimide

2931.39.00
Other organo‐phosphorous derivatives, nesoi

2931.90.05
Diphenyldichlorosilane; and phenyltrichlorosilane

2931.90.15
Sodium tetraphenylboron

2931.90.26
Pesticides of aromatic organo‐inorganic (except organo‐sulfur) compounds 2931.90.9051

2932.14.00
Sucralose

2932.91.00
Isosafrole

2932.99.04
2,2‐Dimethyl‐1,3‐benzodioxol‐4‐yl methylcarbamate (Bendiocarb)

2932.99.55
Bis‐O‐[(4‐methylphenyl)methylene]‐D‐glucitol      (Dimethylbenzylidene sorbitol); and Rhodamine 2C base

2934.10.70
4,5‐Dichloro‐2‐n‐octyl‐4‐isothiazolin‐3‐one; thiothiamine hydrochloride; and 4 other specified chemicals

2934.20.05
N‐tert‐Butyl‐2‐benzothiazolesulfenamide

2934.20.80
Other compounds containing a benzothiazole ring system (whether or not hydrogenated), not further fused

2940.00.20
D‐Arabinose

3808.59.10
Pesticides containing any aromatic or modified aromatic specified in note 1 to chapter 38

3808.59.50
Pesticides, nesoi specified in note 1 to chapter 38

3924.10.10
Salt, pepper, mustard and ketchup dispensers and similar dispensers, of plastics

3924.10.40
Tableware and kitchenware articles, nesoi, of plastics

3924.90.10
Curtains and drapes, incl. panels and valances, napkins, table covers, mats, scarves, runners, doilies, and like furnishings, of plastics

3924.90.20
Picture frames of plastics

3926.10.00
Office or school supplies, of plastics

3926.20.10
Gloves, seamless, of plastics

3926.20.40
Gloves, nesoi, of plastics

3926.40.00
Statuettes and other ornamental articles, of plastics

3926.90.33
Handbags made of beads, bugles and spangles, of plastics

3926.90.40
Imitation gemstones, of plastics

3926.90.48
Photo albums

3926.90.65
Clothespins, spring type, of plastics

3926.90.75
Pneumatic mattresses and other inflatable articles, nesoi, of plastics

3926.90.77
Waterbed mattresses and liners and parts of the foregoing, of plastics

4016.92.00
Erasers, of noncellular vulcanized rubber other than hard rubber

4016.99.20
Toys for pets made of noncellular vulcanized rubber other than hard rubber

The following table shows the proposed tariffs that the US will implement on 1 September for organic chemicals, miscellaneous chemicals, plastic products, and rubber products.

2903.79.10
Bromochloromethane

2903.89.05
Dibromoethyldibromocyclohexane

2903.93.00
Halogenated derivatives of aromatic hydrocarbons, pentachlorobenzene

2903.99.15
Triphenylmethyl chloride

2905.43.00
Mannitol

2905.44.00
D‐glucitol (Sorbitol)

2905.45.00
Glycerol

2908.99.06
4‐Hydroxy‐1‐naphthalenesulfonic   acid

2912.41.00
Vanillin    (4‐Hydroxy‐3‐methoxybenzaldehyde)

2914.79.40
Other halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated, etc derivatives of aromatic ketones and quinones whether or not with other oxygen function

2915.40.20
Aromatic salts and esters of chlorocetic acids, described in additional U.S. note 3 to section VI

2916.34.25
Phenylacetic acid salts, nesoi, described in additional US note 3 to section VI

2916.39.08
4‐Chloro‐3‐nitrobenzoic acid

2916.39.12
4‐Chloro‐3,5‐dinitrobenzoic acid and its esters

2916.39.79
Other aromatic monocarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides, peroxyacids and their derivatives

2918.19.20
Aromatic carboxylic acids with alcohol function, w/o other oxygen functions, and their derivatives, described in add. U.S. note 3 to sec. VI

2918.19.31
Aromatic carboxylic acids with alcohol function, without other oxygen functions, and their derivatives, nesoi

2918.99.20
Aromatic pesticides, derived from carboxylic acids with additional oxygen function, and their derivatives, nesoi

2920.90.51
Nonaromatic esters of inorganic acids of nonmetals and their salts and derivatives, excluding esters of hydrogen halides, nesoi

2921.12.01
2‐(N,N‐Dimethylamino)ethyl chloride hydrochloride

2921.42.10
N,N‐Dimethylaniline

2921.42.18
o‐Aminobenzenesulfonic acid; 6‐chlorometanilic acid; 2‐chloro‐5‐nitroaniline; 4‐ chloro‐3‐nitroaniline; dichloroanilines; and other specified

2921.42.65
Aniline derivatives and their salts of products in additional U.S. note 3 to section VI

2921.45.60
Aromatic monoamines and their derivatives and salts described in additional US note 3 to section VI, nesoi

2921.49.15
m‐Nitro‐p‐toluidine

2921.51.20
Photographic chemicals of o‐, m‐, p‐phenylenediamine, diaminotoluenes, and their derivatives, and salts thereof

2922.21.40
Aminohydroxynaphthalene sulfonic acids and their salts of products described in additional US note 3 to section VI

2925.29.70
Tetramethylguanidine

2926.90.08
Benzonitrile

2926.90.12
Other dichlorobenzonitriles

2926.90.23
3,5‐Dibromo‐4‐hydroxybenzonitrile    (Bromoxynil)

2930.70.00
Bis(2‐hydroxyethyl)sulfide (thiodiglycol (INN))

2930.90.71
Dibutylthiourea

2931.33.00
Diethyl ethylphosphonate

2933.19.04
Aminoethylphenylpyrazole   (phenylmethylaminopyrazole);   3‐methyl‐1‐(p‐tolyl)‐ 2‐pyrazolin‐5‐one    (p‐tolylmethylpyrazolone)

2933.69.60
Other compounds containing an unfused triazine ring (whether or not hydrogenated) in the structure

3808.52.00
DDT (ISO) (clofenatone (INN)), in packings of a net weight content not exceeding 300 g

3808.61.50
Pesticides, nesoi , not exceeding 300g, specified in note 2 to chapter 38

3809.10.00
Finishing agents, dye carriers and like products, nesoi, with a basis of amylaceous substances

3820.00.00
Antifreezing preparations and prepared de‐icing fluids

3823.11.00
Stearic acid

3823.12.00
Oleic acid

3823.13.00
Tall fatty acids

3823.19.20
Industrial monocarboxylic fatty acids or acid oils from refining derived from coconut, palm‐kernel, or palm oil

3823.19.40
Industrial monocarboxylic fatty acids or acid oils from refining, nesoi

3823.70.20
Oleyl alcohol derived from fatty substances of animal or vegetable origin

3823.70.40
Industrial fatty alcohols, other than oleyl, derived from fatty substances of animal or vegetable origin

3823.70.60
Industrial fatty alcohols other than derived from fatty substances of animal or vegetable origin

3824.60.00
Sorbitol other than that of subheading 2905.44

3824.99.36
Mixture of vanadium

3825.10.00
Municipal waste

3825.20.00
Sewage sludge

3825.30.00
Clinical waste

3913.10.00
Alginic acid, and its salts and esters, in primary forms

3922.10.00
Baths, shower baths and washbasins, of plastics

3922.20.00
Lavatory seats and covers, of plastics

3924.10.20
Plates, cups, saucers, soup bowls, cereal bowls, sugar bowls, creamers, gravy boats, serving dishes and platters, of plastics

3924.10.30
Trays, of plastics

3924.90.05
Nursing nipples and finger cots

3924.90.56
Household articles and toilet articles, nesoi, of plastics

3925.20.00
Doors, windows, and their frames and thresholds for doors, of plastics

3925.30.10
Blinds (including venetian blinds), of plastics

3925.30.50
Shutters and similar articles and parts thereof, nesoi, of plastics

3926.30.10
Handles and knobs for furniture, coachwork or the like, of plastics

3926.30.50
Fittings for furniture, coachwork or the like, other than handles and knobs, of plastics

3926.90.10
Buckets and pails, of plastics , nesoi

3926.90.16
Pacifiers

3926.90.21
Specified sanitary, invalid and nursing products, and fittings therefor, of plastics

3926.90.25
Handles and knobs, not used as fittings for furniture, coachwork or the like, of plastics

3926.90.35
Beads, bugles and spangles, not strung or set; articles thereof, nesoi, of plastics

3926.90.50
Frames or mounts for photographic slides, of plastics

3926.90.70
Clothespins, other than spring type, of plastics

3926.90.85
Fasteners, in clips suitable for use in a mechanical attaching device, of plastics

3926.90.99
Other articles of plastic, nesoi

4006.10.00
Camel‐back strips of unvulcanized rubber, for retreading rubber tires

4009.12.00
Tubes, pipes and hoses of vulcanized rubber other than hard rubber, not reinforced or combined w/other materials, with fittings

4009.42.00
Tubes, pipes and hoses of vulcanized rubber other than hard rubber, reinforced or combined with other materials nesoi, with fittings

4010.11.00
Conveyor belts or belting of vulcanized rubber reinforced only with metal

4012.19.80
Retreaded pneumatic tires (nonradials), of rubber, not elsewhere specified or included

4015.19.05
Medical gloves of vulcanized rubber other than hard rubber

4016.95.00
Inflatable articles nesoi, of noncellular vulcanized rubber other than hard rubber

4016.99.05
Household articles nesoi, of noncellular vulcanized rubber other than hard rubber

4016.99.10
Handles and knobs, of noncellular vulcanized rubber other than hard rubber

4016.99.15
Caps, lids, seals, stoppers and other closures, of noncellular vulcanized rubber other than hard rubber

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Additional reporting by Joseph Chang

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