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Metal Recycling News April 24, 2020 09:50:15 PM

China Approves Sixth Batch of Scrap Import Quotas

Paul Ploumis
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This is the sixth batch of import quotas to be released for the current year.

China Approves Sixth Batch of Scrap Import Quotas

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): The Chinese administration published the most recent batch of scrap import quotas for 2020, reported the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR). This is the sixth batch of import quotas to be released for the current year.

According to the notification published April 23rd by the Solid Waste & Chemicals Management Centre of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment under the Chinese government, the batch allows for imports of 2,150 metric tons of copper scrap, 1,030 metric tons of aluminum scrap, 1,510 metric tons of steel scrap and 124,080 metric tons of paper scrap.

With the announcement of the latest quota, the country has so far allowed a total of 529,810 metric tons of copper, 476,579 metric tons of aluminum, 10,330 metric tons of ferrous and about 4.51 million metric tons of recovered fiber to enter the country.

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The notification states that the scrap materials are permitted to enter the country through the following ports: Port of Taicang, Shanghai Port Waigaoqiao Port Area; Shanghai Port Shore Yangshan Port Area; Beilun Port Area of ​​Ningbo Port; Beilun Port Area of ​​Ningbo Port; Jiangyin Port District, Fuzhou Port; Haicang Port District, Xiamen Port and Xinhui Port.

The fifth batch announced earlier this month had permitted imports of 222,020 tonnes of copper scrap, 191,100 tonnes of aluminium scrap, 3,700 tonnes of steel scrap and 1,165,669 tonnes of paper scrap into the country.

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