Continuing to use every avenue to raise awareness about the challenges of China’s scrap import restrictions, ISRI provided input to a Congressionally-mandated report about China’s compliance with the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Since China’s accession to the WTO in 2001, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has been required to compile an annual report on the ways China is and is not complying with its obligations as a WTO member. In ISRI’s submission, we describe the challenges the recycling industry is facing with China’s announcements to prohibit certain scrap imports and to impose highly restrictive thresholds for contaminants. The final report will be published in December and read by Members of Congress who will continue to put pressure on the Administration to take China to task for policies that impact legitimate trade, including of high value scrap commodities.
Read the report and contact Adina Renee Adler with any questions.