Risks for US petrochemicals once again rise as trade war takes another twist

March 15, 2019

JUST when nearly of all us (including me) thought that a trade deal was about to happen, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has thrown quite a large spanner in the works. “I can’t predict success at this point, but we’re working hard and we have made real progress,” he told a Senate Finance Committee earlier this week. Even if a deal does happen, Lighthizer declined to say whether or not existing trade war tariffs will be removed, according to Bloomberg. The tariffs could stay in place as a means of ensuring that China sticks to the terms of any deal, seems to be the implication of what he said.

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ESTEVE is an international pharmaceutical chemical group that focuses its efforts on innovation and excellence in the field of health, striving daily to achieve customer satisfaction and to contribute to the wellbeing of society. We cover the whole drug supply chain through our three main activities. Pharmaceutical Activity Pharmaceutical products are one of the pillars and the origin of our group, and our activity in that area is devoted to the development, research and marketing of innovative drugs for human health care. Chemical Activity Development, manufacturing and marketing of active ingredients for the global pharmaceutical industry. Generics Activity Marketing and development of generic drugs to favor access to such treatments.

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