BIR delegates weigh India import barrier

Oct 29, 2004 | 11:32 AM |

Scrap metal imports into India have come to a halt as confusion hangs over the introduction of mandatory new pre-shipment inspections, members of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) said Thursday at its autumn roundtable.

India has ruled that all imports of unshredded ferrous and nonferrous scrap must have an independent inspection from a non-government agency to guarantee that the scrap shipment does not contain explosive material. This ruling came after workers recently were killed when a mortar exploded at Bhushan Steel & Strips Ltd. in India while scrap was being unloaded from a container (AMM, Oct. 5).....

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