Chinese scrap importers can apply for quotas from mid-May - CMRA

Scrap metal importers in China can apply for import quotas starting in mid-May after the government rejected plenty of applications earlier this year, the industry lobby group China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association’s (CMRA) Recycling Metal Branch said.

The statement, filed on Friday April 19, details that eligible scrap importers could prepare the documents for quota application before new restrictions come into effect this summer.
Starting this July, the import of eight types of scrap metal, including No1 and No2 copper scrap, several types of aluminium scrap and steel scrap will be restricted by quantity and on a quota basis.

Nonetheless, the CMRA statement still did not specify who will be allowed to buy scrap metal and who is not after July, and what quantities of scrap metal will be allowed into China, which consumes...


Julian Luk

April 23, 2019

12:55 GMT