China approves larger fifth quota for copper scrap imports; shipments hindered by coronavirus lockdowns

A total of 222,020 tonnes of copper scrap has been approved for import into China in a fifth round of metal scrap import quotas, according to an April 10 release from the China Solid Waste & Chemicals Management Bureau.

The latest quota is significantly larger than the 3,520 tonnes approved in the fourth round and brings the total amount of copper scrap approved by the bureau since July 2019 up to 527,611 tonnes.

But the approval for such a large amount of imported scrap is not...


Sally Zhang

April 13, 2020

07:31 GMT