8 types of solid waste such as scrap steel, import restrictions from July
According to the China Iron and Steel News Network, the Ministry of Ecological Environment, the Ministry of Commerce, the National Development and Reform Commission, and the General Administration of Customs have jointly issued an announcement on adjusting the catalog of imported waste Management. Eight varieties of solid waste, such as scrap iron and steel, copper scrap and aluminum scrap, were transferred from the catalogue of unrestricted imported solid wastes that can be used as raw materials to the catalogue of restricted imported solid wastes that can be used as raw materials, which will come into effect on July 1, 2019.
The solid wastes adjusted to restrict imports include cast iron scrap, other alloy steel scrap, tinned steel scrap, steel scrap produced in machining (machining refers to turning, planning, milling, grinding, sawing, filing, shearing, punching), Iron and steel scrap, scrap steel ingots for remelting, other copper scraps and other aluminum scrap are not specified.
In July 2017, the State Office issued the Implementation Plan for banning the entry of Foreign waste and promoting the Reform of the solid waste Import Management system. Clearly put forward the "batch classification and adjustment of imported solid waste management catalog" gradually and orderly reduce the type and quantity of solid waste imports ".The Ministry of Ecology and Environment said that the adjustment of the "Import Waste Management Catalogue" is an established arrangement between the Ministry of Ecology and Environment and the relevant departments to implement the "Program" and promote the reform of the solid waste import management system. It has been adjusted twice before. On the basis of adjusting 24 types of solid waste from four categories, including waste plastics, unsorted waste paper, waste textiles, and vanadium slag, to ban imports in 2017, In April 2018, the second and third batches of solid waste were adjusted: 16 kinds of solid wastes, such as waste hardware, waste ships, waste automobile parts, smelting slag and waste plastics from industrial sources, were adjusted to ban imports, which will be implemented as of December 31, 2018; Sixteen kinds of solid wastes, such as stainless steel scrap, titanium scrap, and wood scrap, were adjusted to prohibit import, which will be implemented as of December 31, 2019.
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