Lithium, cobalt, nickel, copper, and vanadium all targeted in new $200 billion in proposed U.S. tariffs against China

Posted by on July 11, 2018 12:49 am
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UPDATED as of 3:51 PM EST, July 11, 2018: The United States has just announced another round of potential tariffs against China, targeting a new US$2 billion worth of Chinese products, and included in the new products targeted are the following, which my Twitter followers and visitors of NewEnergyNarrative.com should find very relevant, as they are metals commonly referred to as “battery metals” or “energy metals”, due to the fact that they are widely used not only in the lithium-ion and flow batteries that power electric vehicles, home and grid-scale battery storage systems, and electronics such as smart phones and laptop computers, but in the charging infrastructure required for electric vehicles as well.

For those who do not understand what a tariff is, it is defined as a tax or duty to be paid on a particular class of imports or exports. In the case of the U.S. tariffs against China on the following energy/battery metals, the U.S. trade representative proposes an additional 10 percent ad valorem duty be placed upon them. In layman’s terms, this means that for any American user of them, such as, for example, Apple (which needs them for their laptop and smartphone batteries), it will cost 10 percent more to source such metals from China, as opposed to from elsewhere (such as domestically/within the United States, or from American allies, such as Canada and Australia).

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE LIST OF PRODUCTS TO BE POTENTIALLY SUBJECT TO TARIFFS: https://newenergynarrative.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/New-200-Billion-Dollars-in-Tariffs-Proposed-Against-China-by-the-United-States.pdf

Aluminum

2606.00.00 Aluminum ores and concentrates

2818.20.00 Aluminum oxide, other than artificial corundum

2818.30.00 Aluminum hydroxide

2827.32.00 Aluminum chloride

2833.22.00 Aluminum sulfate

2835.29.10 Aluminum phosphate

7602.00.00 Aluminum, waste and scrap

7603.10.00 Aluminum, powders of non-lamellar structure

7603.20.00 Aluminum, powders of lamellar structure; aluminum flakes

Cobalt

2605.00.00 Cobalt ores and concentrates

2822.00.00 Cobalt oxides and hydroxides; commercial cobalt oxides

2827.39.60 Cobalt chlorides

2833.29.10 Cobalt sulfate

2836.99.10 Cobalt carbonates

2915.29.30 Cobalt acetates

8105.20.30 Cobalt alloys, unwrought

8105.20.60 Cobalt (other than alloys), unwrought

8105.20.90 Cobalt, mattes and other intermediate products of cobalt metallurgy; cobalt powders

8105.30.00 Cobalt waste and scrap

8105.90.00 Cobalt, articles thereof nesoi

Copper

2603.00.00 Copper ores and concentrates

2825.50.30 Copper hydroxides

2827.41.00 Chloride oxides and chloride hydroxides of copper

2833.25.00 Copper sulfate

Graphite

2504.10.10 Natural graphite, crystalline flake (not including flake dust)

2504.10.50 Natural graphite in powder or flakes (other than crystalline flake)

2504.90.00 Natural graphite, other than in powder or in flakes

3801.10.50 Artificial graphite, nesoi

Lithium

2825.20.00 Lithium oxide and hydroxide

2836.91.00 Lithium carbonates

Manganese

2602.00.00 Manganese ores and concentrates including ferruginous manganese ores &
concentrates with manganese content over 20% calculated on dry weight

2820.10.00 Manganese dioxide

2820.90.00 Manganese oxides, other than manganese dioxide

8111.00.30 Manganese, waste and scrap

8111.00.47 UNWROUGHT MANGANESE FLAKE CONTAINING AT LEAST 99.5 PERCENT BY WEIGHT MANGANESE

8111.00.49 UNWROUGHT MANGANESE, nesoi

8111.00.60 Manganese (o/than waste and scrap, unwrought) and articles thereof, nesoi

8506.10.00 Manganese dioxide primary cells and primary batteries

Nickel

2604.00.00 Nickel ores and concentrates

2825.40.00 Nickel oxides and hydroxides

2827.35.00 Nickel chloride

2833.24.00 Nickel sulfate

7502.10.00 Nickel (o/than alloy), unwrought

7502.20.00 Nickel alloys, unwrought

7503.00.00 Nickel, waste and scrap

7504.00.00 Nickel, powders and flakes

Vanadium

2825.30.00 Vanadium oxides and hydroxides

2827.39.10 Vanadium chlorides

2827.49.10 Chloride oxides and chloride hydroxides of vanadium

2833.29.30 Vanadium sulfate

Zinc

2608.00.00 Zinc ores and concentrates

2827.39.65 Zinc chloride

2817.00.00 Zinc oxide; zinc peroxide

2830.90.10 Zinc sulfide, luminescent grade, purity>= 99.99 % By wt.

2830.90.15 Zinc sulfide excluding luminescent grade

2833.29.45 Zinc sulfate

7901.11.00 Zinc (o/than alloy), unwrought, containing o/99.99% by weight of zinc

7901.12.10 Zinc (o/than alloy), unwrought, casting-grade zinc, containing at least 97.5% but less than 99.99% by weight of zinc

7901.12.50 Zinc (o/than alloy), unwrought, o/than casting-grade zinc, containing at least 97.5% but less than 99.99% by wt. of zinc

7902.00.00 Zinc, waste and scrap

7903.10.00 Zinc, dust

7903.90.30 Zinc, powders

7903.90.60 Zinc, flakes


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