18 June 2013 11:02 [Source: ICIS news]
March 2013 imports amounted to 52,240 tonnes, compared with 68,014 tonnes in March 2012.
Eurostat import/export data is subject to revision as more detailed information becomes available.
The EU operates a 1m tonne/year duty-free import quota for acetic acid, with imports from most countries being liable to a tariff of 5.5% once the quota has been exceeded. A new quota came into effect on 1 January 2013.
According to the European Commission's Taxation and Customs Union website, 233,476 tonnes of the 2012 quota remained unfilled at the end of the year.
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