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President Trump: “When It Comes to Leverage, Tariffs Are King” – What You Need to Know

Since taking office in January 2017, President Trump has made use of several provisions of US law – including Section 301, targeting unfair trade practices, and Section 232, targeting threats to national security – to bring trading partners to the negotiating table. Major developments over the last two weeks could impact global supply chains across a wide range … Continue Reading

EU Reduces Tariff on Imports from Ukraine

As of 1 October, the EU opened its market for some agriculture and industrial goods produced in Ukraine. The new EU Regulation on autonomous tariff measures grants certain benefits for Ukrainian importers. For instance, it waives customs duties for Ukrainian fertilizers, aluminum products or consumer electronics, also giving advantages to EU entrepreneurs that trade or purchase goods or raw materials … Continue Reading

BASF Wins Big in Battery Battle

Electric vehicles (EV) will soon get a boost in power and energy due to a relatively new cathode material known colloquially as NMC for its nickel-manganese-cobalt oxide chemistry. Battery experts predict NMC will, in the immediate future, replace the currently commercially used cobalt oxides and nickel-cobalt-aluminum oxides in EV and many other electronic applications. While … Continue Reading

China Bans Export of more Dual-Use Goods to North Korea

China has banned the export of 40 items to North Korea that could be used to develop nuclear arms and other weapons of mass destruction. The list of banned products and materials, which adds to a much longer Chinese list of prohibited goods released in 2013, includes metal hydrides and high-strength aluminium alloys, as well as laser-welding and plasma-cutting … Continue Reading
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