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APL, Intra-Asia Market – China: Scrap Material Import Restriction

Please be advised that the government of China has officially announced import restrictions for scrap material/waste cargo with immediate effect.

A detailed list with commodity code for prohibited, restricted, non-restricted commodity is available on the government of China website, please refer to details as below.

Prohibited Commodities Restricted Commodities Non-restricted Commodities
Current list of prohibited commodities and additional commodities that will be banned effective 31 Dec 2017 Acceptable subject to consignee’s valid license and quota authorized by
China Government
Click HERE (in Chinese only)for detailed list
Click HERE (in Chinese only) for detailed list Click HERE (in Chinese only)for detailed list
Note: HS Code is for reference only. The first 6 digits will allow you to know if commodity will be accepted at destination.

For further details, an official announcement (in Chinese only) by the government of China is announced HERE.

Prior to request for a quotation, please ensure to provide APL with the following information:

1. Confirmation that specific commodity is not banned in China
2. Provide HS code to APL pricing desk for scrap/waste to China

Source: APL
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