China’s copper scrap duty waiver irks US brass mills

Dec 21, 2009 | 08:18 AM | Paul Schaffer

U.S. brass mills have attacked China's decision to extend its policy of duty-free copper scrap imports paired with export taxes totaling 32 percent.

The result is higher material costs for U.S. manufacturers and lower costs for Chinese competitors, according to the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council (CBFC). U.S. exports of copper and brass scrap to....





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