S Africa’s metal recyclers commence legal proceedings against new scrap policy

South Africa’s Metal Recyclers Assn (MRA) has started legal proceedings against the government in a bid to stop it from implementing a policy that will require scrap merchants to first offer scrap to domestic buyers at a 20% before merchants are allowed to export material.

“We have indeed initiated legal proceedings,” Mike Wilson, chairman of the MRA, confirmed to Metal Bulletin.

In June, Wilson told Metal Bulletin that the association would take legal action against...

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Bianca Markram

August 28, 2013

19:23 GMT

Johannesburg