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“Tariffs on silica gel will increase primary raw material costs, increase prices charged to Clariant customers, and are leading to retaliatory tariffs on the export of products made at the Belen plant. Competitors already appear to have shifted some production offshore. In sum, imposing a punitive tariff on the silica get (HTSUS 2811.22.10) needed for manufacturing at Clariant’s Belen site will adversely impact our competitiveness in the global market and may threaten the long-term viability of the Belen production and consequently U.S. jobs.”