16 June 2011 11:48 [Source: ICIS news]
MOSCOW (ICIS)--Senezh has asked the Russian government to lift import duty on purified terephthalic acid (PTA), a company source said on Thursday.
Senezh, Russia’s leading producer of bottle-grade polyethylene terephthalate (PET), sent a letter to the Russian economic development ministry requesting it lifts the 5% import duty levied on PET feedstock PTA.
Senezh’s PET plant in the Solnechnogorsk district of
Other PET producers in Russia include Moscow-headquartered Sibur, which operates a 70,000 tonnes/year plant in the Tver region, north of
In February, Alco-Nafta started production at its 220,000 tonnes/year bottle-grade PET plant in
Earlier this year, Sibur and
The government is expected to make a final decision on PTA import duty before September.
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