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Future of China's tin export duty uncertain

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Friday, 13 January 2017

China's 10% duty levied on refined tin exports has not been referenced in the country's recently released 2017 Exports Commodities Tax Rates Table, leading many experts to conclude that the duty has been scrapped altogether, although no official announcement has yet been made to this effect.

ITRI China has contacted a number of companies, including brokers, producers and other experts, in an attempt to verify the cancellation of the duty. Whilst most believe it has been scrapped, no one...

Vinto output rises in 2016

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Thursday, 12 January 2017

Bolivia's state-owned tin smelter, Empresa Metalúrgica Vinto (EMV), has reported increased refined production of 13,111t during 2016, up 8.3% compared to the previous year, according to local news sources.

The figure was reported by EMV's CEO, Ramiro Villavicencio. Last year was the first to see full operation of the company's Ausmelt furnace, which was commissioned in September 2015, hence an increase in output was expected. However, the reported increase has fallen short of the official target of 14,000...

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