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: 01 Jan 2018 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import ban

In August 2017, the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection announced it would be adjusting its import policy vis-à-vis scrap and waste products from as early as the end of 2017

Products mentioned in the announcement are grouped into three categories: prohibited; 'limited import' and allowed. In 2017, 28 items were added to the prohibited list. The other lists remained unchanged.

Prohibited imports include paper, tyres, glass and various kinds of organic wastes, as well as mining waste of various metals.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

261 Natural textile fibres prepared for spinning
5103 Waste of wool or of fine or coarse animal hair, including yarn waste but excluding garnetted stock.
510310 Noils of wool or of fine animal hair
342 Basic inorganic chemicals n.e.c.
2804 Hydrogen, rare gases and other nonmetals.
280461 Containing by weight not less than 99.99 % of silicon
392 Non-metal wastes or scraps
3915 Waste, parings and scrap, of plastics.
391510 Of polymers of ethylene
391520 Of polymers of styrene
391530 Of polymers of vinyl chloride
391590 Of other plastics
4707 Recovered (waste and scrap) paper or paperboard.
470790 Other, including unsorted waste and scrap
5202 Cotton waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock).
520210 Yarn waste (including thread waste)
520291 Garnetted stock
520299 Other
5505 Waste (including noils, yarn waste and garnetted stock) of man made fibres.
550510 Of synthetic fibres
6310 Used or new rags, scrap twine, cordage, rope and cables and worn out articles of twine, cordage, rope or cables, of textile materials.
631010 Sorted
631090 Other
393 Metal wastes or scraps
2619 Slag, dross (other than granulated slag), scalings and other waste from the manufacture of iron or steel.
261900 Slag, dross (other than granulated slag), scalings and other waste from the manufacture of iron or steel.

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