ISRI concerned about China’s scrap policy

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has written to the US Trade Representative (USTR), expressing concern about China’s “overly-strict product standards, challenging licensing requirements and non-transparent quota issuances.”

ISRI sent a letter to USTR for inclusion in the annual China World Trade Organization (WTO) compliance report, criticizing the lack of transparency around China's policy objective to ban all solid waste imports, including metal scrap, by the end of 2020. “China has failed to notify the WTO of rounds of import bans,” the letter said, adding that “the first set of prohibitions implemented in early 2018 had been notified to the WTO, but subsequent rounds of import bans, overly-strict product standards, challenging licensing requirements and non-transparent quota issuances were not notified.” The letter highlighted that the Chinese government intends to ban all solid...

Published

September 17, 2020

22:00 GMT

New York