IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 08 Apr 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import ban

On 8 April 2010, the China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals and Chemicals Importers and Exporters (CCCMC) has banned Chinese trading houses from importing low-quality iron (below 60% Fe). ThisCCCMC directive is reported in various international press articles (including Financial Times, Reuters, Steelguru, Mining Exploration News, DNA, Chinamining.org, The Times of India). Official documents by CCCMC are not available online.
According to The Times of India, on 27 May 2010, the China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) advised ore buyers at a conference to stop buying low grade ores. It is mentioned that no formal notification has been issued by CISA.
This ban concerns mainly India, the world's third-largest iron exporter, as India's ore generally has an iron content of 55 to 58 percent (Financial Times, 8 April 2010).
 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

141 Iron ores & concentrates, other than roasted iron pyrites
2601 Iron ores and concentrates, including roasted iron pyrites.
260111 Nonagglomerated
260112 Agglomerated
345 Miscellaneous basic chemical products
2601 Iron ores and concentrates, including roasted iron pyrites.
260120 Roasted iron pyrites

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