On 9 November, the European Commission updated the list of products liable to additional duties and preferential tariffs. USA-origin PVC exported to the EU was included in this list under HS code 3904 1000 and became subject to a 25% additional duties since 10 November.
The EU received 114,978 t of the US resin in 2019. The main importers, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Italy namely, brought 35,259 t, 24,085 t and 18,981 t of the material, which is 30.6%, 20.9% and 16.5% out of the total amount, respectively, there. In the eight months of 2020, the EU-28 has imported 36,547 t of USA-origin PVC, 60.1% less than in the same period of 2019. The UK, Belgium and France became the largest suppliers.
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