ISRI Update: China Publishes Final Scrap Import Standards


Below are the latest Import Standards for China, shared by ISRI:

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) has published the final Environmental Protection Control Standards for Imports of Solid Wastes as Raw Materials (GB 16487.2-13) – the quality standards for imported scrap.

Unfortunately, there has been no change since the November notification to the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the contaminants thresholds remain the same:

Smelt Slag 0.5
Wood 0.5
Ferrous 0.5
Nonferrous 1.0
Electric Motors 0.5
Wires and Cables 0.5
Metal and Appliances 0.5
Vessels 0.05
Plastic 0.5
Autos 0.3

If your company falls into this category and you have additional questions, please contact us.

Chris Morse is our Recycling Insurance Lead. Connect with Chris.