Posted on 03/07/2017 in category Legislation

 Important: Update on China

Dear BIR Member,

According to our sources in China, there has been a temporary stop of certain scrap import approvals since 1st June 2017 . This does not affect shipments authorised before 1st June, but affects scrap on the restricted import catalogue, such as : waste, parings and scrap of plastics; other waste paper or paperboard, incl. unsorted waste and scrap; mixed waste metals; waste electric motors; waste wires.

From 1 July 2017, the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection has set up 60 inspection teams that will work throughout July to inspect and review all Chinese companies importing waste and scrap into China.

BIR is closely monitoring the situation and will keep you informed on any further developments.

No formal import ban has been announced yet. However, if you are aware of any import disruptions in China, please contact BIR.