416 - 06/05 - Scrap/Waste Imports - China
In cases where a certificate is not provided, containers will normally be detained by the Customs Office who would require either the return of the containers to the loading port or will destroy the cargo together with the carrying containers by melting or burning and the Customs Office or local quarantine authority would likely hold the shipping line liable for the costs incurred. This may include storage costs at a depot, containers' detention and other charges.
The Chinese authorities are unlikely to destroy the cargo/containers in China due to the impact on the environment.
Source of information:
UK P&I Clubwww.ukpandi.com
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