The Washington-based Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) says it has learned that the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) has released two sets of guidelines to Chinese scrap importers and processors. The documents present eligibility requirements and proper use of scrap import permits and quotas, ISRI reports in its “ISRI Weekly Leadership Update” email dated Nov. 7, 2017.
ISRI says it is in the process of having the documents translated and posted to www.isri.org. However, the association says several industry contacts it has talked with have led ISRI to understand the guidelines are intended to crack down on sharing import licenses and quotas. One of the documents is a general regulation for all scrap companies and the second is specific to paper scrap processors, ISRI reports.
China already had launched an effort to address these practices.
People who have additional information on the documents or questions about them can contact ISRI’s Adina Renee Adler at firstname.lastname@example.org.