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China – Regulation Adjustments to the Catalogue for Solid Waste Import Management

APL would like to inform you on the solid waste import regulation adjustments set by China. To further regulate the import of solid waste and to prevent environmental pollution, in accordance with the Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Solid Waste Environmental Pollution and other relevant laws and regulations, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, the Ministry of Commerce, the National Development and Reform Commission and the General Admission of Customs, will make adjustments to the "Catalogue of Solid Waste Used as Raw Materials under Restricted Import", "Catalogue of Solid Waste Used as Raw Materials under Non-Restricted Import" and the "Catalogue of Banned Import Solid Waste". The adjustments are as follows:

1. Effective 31 December 2018, 16 types of solid waste including scrap metal, scrap vessels, scrap automobile, smelt slag and industrial waste plastics listed in the "Catalogue of Solid Waste Used as Raw Materials under Restricted Import", shall be transferred to the "Catalogue of Banned Import Solid Waste". Please click here for the list of solid waste.

2. Effective 31 December 2019, 16 types of solid waste, including stainless steel scrap, titanium scrap and wood scrap listed in the "Catalogue of Solid Waste Used as Raw Materials under Restricted Import" or "Catalogue of Solid Waste Used as Raw Materials under Non-Restricted Import", shall be transferred to the "Catalogue of Banned Import Solid Waste". Please click here for the list of solid waste.

In the event of any discrepancy between the "Catalogue for the Administration of Import Solid Waste" (Announcement No. 37 in 2017 issued by Ministry of Environmental Protection, Ministry of Commerce, National Development and Reform Commission, General Administration of Customs, and General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine) and this announcement, this announcement shall take precedence.

Kindly be reminded to adhere to these regulation adjustments on solid waste import when shipping with APL. If you need any assistance, please contact your local APL representative. We thank you for your business and continued support.