Chinese leaders will be enforcing import restrictions “to the letter”

Top Chinese environmental official recently revealed that China will be enforcing the upcoming import restrictions “to the letter.” Environmental Minister Li Ganjie characterized the country’s materials ban and recently updated contaminant standards revision as two separate actions during a press conference held by Chinese environmental officials on Nov. 16. This confirmed the growing speculation that…

China Releases New Proposed Contaminants Threshold

In an alert sent to its members Nov. 16, ISRI says the Government of China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intent to adopt the Environmental Protection Control Standards for Imported Solid Wastes as Raw Materials (GB 16487 .2-13), the standards that set the allowable contaminates thresholds for scrap imports. China proposed that…