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Kazakhstan Faces Threat of European Tariffs on White Phosphorus

Monday 19 December 2011

(Bloomberg) – The European Union threatened to impose tariffs on white phosphorus from Kazakhstan to limit competition for Dutch producer Thermphos International BV.

The EU opened an inquiry into whether Kazakh manufacturers of the chemical sell it in the 27-nation bloc below cost, a practice known as dumping. White phosphorus is used to make derivatives including chlorides, sulphides and phosphoric acid, according to the website of Thermphos International.

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