539 - 08/07 - The movement of scrap material to Mainland China
Chinese authorities have required, since 2004, that overseas exporters of scrap materials to China be registered with the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ). It is now a requirement for the domestic importer in China to also be registered. Therefore domestic companies in China without proper registration and certification will no longer have their cargoes of scrap materials cleared by authorities on its arrival at the country.
AQSIQ, a central department of the Chinese government, is a law-enforcement administrative responsible for implementing inspection and quarantine and will ensure cargo arriving at Mainland China satisfies the rules, laws, and regulations of China.
Full details can be found (in Chinese) on the AQSIQ website
The following website is a good source of regulatory information, in English translation, for the import of scrap materials into China
Source of information:
Thomas Miller (Hong Kong) Ltd.
Hong KongTel: +852 2832 4436
Bulletin 539 (63 KB)
Source UK P&I