China Publishes Final Scrap Import Standards

ISRI is disappointed to learn that the Chinese Government finalized its Environmental Protection Control Standards with the contaminants thresholds that our industry will have difficulty achieving.

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) has just published the final Environmental Protection Control Standards for Imports of Solid Wastes as Raw Materials (GB 16487)


General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) and Standardization Administration of China (SAC)

Smelt Slag 0.5
Wood 0.5
Ferrous 0.5
Nonferrous 1.0
Electric Motors 0.5
Wires and Cables 0.5
Metal and Appliances 0.5
Vessels 0.05
Plastic 0.5
Autos 0.3

Please let Adina Renee Adler know if you have any questions.

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