ANNOUNCEMENT 13 Apr 2018

April 13th, 2018 - The Chinese government published a change to its waste import policy.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

PRC General Administration of Customs, April 13th, 2018. (联合公告〔2018〕第6号 关于调整《进口废物管理目录》的公告)
http://www.customs.gov.cn/customs/302249/302266/302267/1770899/index.html

Inception date: 13 Apr 2018 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import ban

In April 2018, the Chinese General Administration of Customs announced an 'amendment' to one of the catalogues of solid waste products subject to restrictions.

Specifically, nine items would be banned completely from import, with 16 more to follow starting at the beginning of 2019.

The items include waste products of plastic, glass, wood and some metals. Please see original announcement for full details.

Please note that this is an addendum to previous releases of the catalogue, as opposed to a republication. Please see related act for previous version of this catalogue.

AFFECTED SECTORS