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China Increases Restrictions on Solid Waste Imports

Further restrictions on the import of solid wastes to China have been jointly announced by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, the Ministry of Commerce and a number of other government bodies. Issued as an update to the Catalogue of Imported Waste Management, the announcement introduces two key changes:

  • An additional 16 solid waste varieties  including scrap metals, scrapped ships, compressed car scrap, slag and scrap plastics from industrial sources – are to be recategorised, moving from the Catalogue of Restricted Solid Waste Imports for Use as Raw Materials to the Catalogue of Solid Wastes Banned from Import. This change will be implemented as of 31 December 2018.
  • A further 16 solid waste varieties  including stainless steel scrap, waste and scrap titanium and wood waste – are to be recategorised, moving from the Catalogue of Restricted Solid Waste Imports for Use as Raw Materials or the Catalogue of Non-Restricted Solid Waste Imports for Use as Raw Materials to the Catalogue of Solid Wastes Banned from Import. This change will be implemented as of 31 December 2019.

For further details (in Chinese), please visit the following link:

Announcement on Adjusting the Catalogue of Imported Waste Management

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