- Starting from November 1, 2020, the qualified recycled brass, copper and cast aluminum are not solid waste and can be freely imported.
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Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, General Administration of Customs, 2020 Joint Announcement No. 43
1. Product range:
Examples of recycled brass:
Examples of recycled copper:
Examples of recycled cast aluminum:
2. Previous implementation
The import of recycling solid wastes in China has a strict management policy. Imported solid wastes must meet mandatory requirements, such as environmental protection control standards or related technical specifications for imported recycling solid wastes, and pre-shipment inspection measures. The customs shall supervise and manage key control points such as pre-shipment inspection, result review, and certificate issuance; strictly implement on-site unpacking inspections at the port of entry. The implementation of the "three 100%" inspection requirements for imported recycling solid waste are adopted. (the port of entry equipped with container inspection equipment implements 100% inspection; the port on entry equipped without container inspection equipment implements 100% container unpacking; and 100% weighing)
The registration system for overseas suppliers and domestic consignees of imported waste materials. Suppliers and consignees shall obtain registration before signing foreign trade contracts. And for the solid wastes included in the "List of Restricted Imported Solid Wastes", the processing and utilization enterprises need to obtain a solid waste import license approved by the ecological environment department.
The import of solid waste shall be declared and imported from the designated 18 ports in China, issued by the General Administration of Customs and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, such as Shekou Port of Shenzhen Customs, Humen Port of Huangpu Customs, and Wuzhou Port of Nanning Customs. At the same time, the importer when applying for a solid waste import license should fill in the import port code.
3. The newest implementation
Recycled brass, recycled copper and recycled cast aluminum that meet the standards are subjected to general cargo supervision, without solid waste import license requirements and import port restriction; recycled brass, recycled copper, and recycled cast aluminum that do not meet Chinese standards are prohibited, except for those materials received 2020 solid wastes import permit under the restricted import of copper scrap and aluminum scrap.
Original Source: Nanning Customs, 12360 Customs Hotline.
Translated by CCIC Europe