China announces total ban on category-7 copper scrap imports by end of 2018

A complete ban on imports of category-7 copper scrap will be implemented by the end of this year, the Chinese government said on Thursday April 19.

The newly created Ministry of Ecology and Environment will move 16 solid wastes that are currently deemed ‘restricted’, to the list of banned imports, according to the official statement.

The ban will prohibit the import of scrap materials, including...

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Julian Luk

April 19, 2018

13:20 GMT

London