China Amended Regulation on Solid Waste Importation again.

Since 24 types of solid waste were added on to the import ban list on August 10, 2017, the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the Ministry of Commerce and two other Ministries of China jointly issued the announcement of the Amendment on Administrative Catalogue of Waste Importation on April 13, 2018.

This amendment mainly includes the following changes:

  1. 16 types of solid waste, including scrap metal, scrap ship, compressed piece of scrap automobile, smelt slag and industrial waste plastic etc are added into import ban list, effective from December 31, 2018. 
  2. 16 types of solid waste, including stainless steel waste & scrap, titanium waste & scrap, wood waste & scrap are added into import ban list, effective from December 31, 2019.

According to the relevant regulations of China, dumping, storing and disposing the foreign solid waste in China, importing the banned solid waste or restricted solid waste without license, the Customs shall order to return the solid waste; furthermore, a fine of not less than RMB 100,000 but not more than RMB 1 million may be imposed. If the act constitutes a crime, criminal charges may be brought. If the importer is unknown or cannot be contacted, the carrier shall be responsible to return the solid waste or bear the disposal cost of the solid waste.

Read more from the UK Club correspondents Huatai in the attached Circular.


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