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ISRI Submits Comments to China on Proposed Scrap Import Standards

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. today submitted comments to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in response to notifications made by the Government of China on November 15 regarding proposed scrap import standards.

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. today submitted comments to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in response to notifications made by the Government of China on November 15 regarding proposed scrap import standards.  ISRI supports the Chinese Government’s strategy to improve the environment and encourage sustainable recycling.  However, consistent with previous statements in response to China’s changing regulatory environment, ISRI is concerned that the draft standards, if implemented, will lead to extensive disruptions in global supply chains because the proposed standards are not in line with the globally recognized ISRI Specifications and lack specific guidance for exporters.

In the submission, ISRI President Robin Wiener requests specific, written guidance on the definition of “other carried waste,” suggests that the allowable percentages align with ISRI Specifications and requests more time to allow for global suppliers to understand the regulations for adequate compliance.

Read more about ISRI Comments.

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