China's new inspection policy signals wider steel production checks

China is signaling a new stance on environmental inspections and production curbs with a new policy which will see inspectors trawling the steel sectors in eight provinces.

Inspectors will visit Shanxi, Liaoning, Anhui, Jiangxi, Henan, Hunan, Guangxi and Yunan to ensure that China continues to meet environmental protection policies and reduce emissions as well as checking the performance and implementation of outpaced capacity reduction in major industries with high pollution and high energy consumption. 
The inspections will start from April 6 and last for a month.

China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment started regular environmental checks in late 2015 and finished the first round on all provinces by 2018 to improve local environment and reduce runaway industrial capacity, including those in the ferrous supply chain. It also...

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Paul Lim

Alex Theo

Alice Li

April 01, 2021

07:38 GMT

Singapore