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China to import more scrap, but tight supplies will stay

ABSTRACT

China Solid Waste and Chemicals Management, the state conduit regulating the import of waste materials, will allow more non-ferrous metal scrap to be imported starting January 2020, according to the Beijing-based organization’s latest list of companies granted quotas for importing ferrous and non-ferrous scrap starting next January. The tonnage of copper scrap sanctioned is the largest so far under the new system, with that of aluminum scrap being second largest, Mysteel Global noted. 
In China Waste Management’s latest December 23 release, domestic processing companies and copper smelters are permitted to import 270,885 tonnes of copper scrap starting next month, much higher than the most recent quota of 7,970 tonnes approved for import last December 3, while the import quota of aluminum scrap has

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