Indonesian tin rules cause confusion

Jul 15, 2013 | 05:17 PM | Everdeen Mason

Tags  tin, indonesia, ITRI, Petter Kettle, LME, tin price, tin premium

NEW YORK — Tin consumers and traders serving the U.S. market have expressed confusion over revisions to Indonesia’s recently introduced tin export rules, with most adopting a wait-and-see approach as to what these rules might mean for domestic prices and premiums.

Earlier this month, Indonesia’s trade ministry announced plans to relax impurity limits for tin exports—a move that came just one week after the country imposed the new regulations in the first place (amm.com, July 9).

The new regulations and subsequent changes have caused "utter confusion" on what this means for trade and business, one U.S.-based tin alloyer told AMM.....





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