On August 7, the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office announced Customs will begin collecting an additional 25% duties on 279 product lines originating from China effective August 23, 2018.

Included in these 279 product lines are poly methyl methacrylate (PMMA) and acrylic plates, sheets and films (PMMA Sheet). As a global producer of acrylic sheet, we produce cast acrylic sheet in both China and Europe.

As a result of the increased tariffs being imposed on our products, we are announcing a 25% surcharge effective on August 23, 2018 on our ACRYLITE® cast acrylic sheet products originating from China and entering the U.S. after August 23. This surcharge will only be applied on those products entering the U.S. after August 23. The surcharge does not apply to products currently in inventory or clearing customs prior to August 23.

Our commercial team will be contacting you to discuss your ACRYLITE® cast acrylic sheet needs and develop plans for short to mid-term supply as well as alternative ACRYLITE® cast sheet products from Europe and extruded sheet products produced at our facilities in the U.S to avoid supply interruptions.

We look forward to providing solutions to meet your ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet needs, and appreciate your patience and understanding.

Best regards,

Peter G. Allread
Vice President and General Manager
Acrylic Products