China Recycling Market update (8/17/2017)

China Recycling Market update (8/17/2017)

Plastic scrap materials within the categories of production scraps, off-cuts, and regrind – HS codes 3915100000, 3915200000, 3915300000, 3915901000 and 3915909000 are allowed to be imported into China in 2018.

(Free translation)

On August 16th, 2017, the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Ministry of Commerce, Development and Reform Commission, General Administration of Customs and AQSIQ (“the Five Departments”) released an announcement (No. 39 of 2017) on the topic of “Imported waste management catalog”.

According to Environmental Pollution Prevention and Control Law for Solid Waste, Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, and Measures for the Administration of the Importation of Solid Waste, the Five Departments implemented revisions and amendments on the following:

“Catalog of solid waste prohibited for imports”;

“Catalog of Restricted Imports of solid waste that can be used as raw materials”; and

“Catalog of Unrestricted Imports of solid waste that can be used as raw materials” whereby

8 items under the category of plastic waste from living sources, 1 item under the category of unsorted waste paper, 11 items under the category of waste textile materials, and 4 items under the category of vanadium slag have been revised and reclassified from “Catalog of Restricted Imports of solid waste that can be used as raw materials” to “Catalog of solid waste prohibited for imports”.

This Announcement will be effective beginning December 31st 2017, therefore cancelling the Announcement No. 80 of 2014 and Announcement No. 3 of 2017 from the Five Departments.

Annexure

  1. “Catalog of solid waste prohibited for imports” (.禁止进口固体废物目录);
  2. “Catalog of Restricted Imports of solid waste that can be used as raw materials” (.限制进口类可用作原料的固体废物目录); and
  3. “Catalog of Unrestricted Imports of solid waste that can be used as raw materials” (.非限制进口类可用作原料的固体废物目录)

By Dr. Steve Wong
Executive President, CSPA
Chairman, Fukutomi Company Limited
Committee Member, Plastics Committee of BIR
Committee Member, WEEE Committee of BIR

17 August 2017

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