BIR asks China to push back deadline on license system

Dec 23, 2004 | 09:11 AM | Joe McCann

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has called on the Chinese government to once again roll back the registration deadline for a controversial import licensing system for scrap companies shipping into China.

In a recent letter, BIR officials formally asked China's Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) to again delay enforcement of the rules beyond the current Jan. 1 deadline. According to the BIR and other recycling groups, the AQSIQ has failed to issue a complete list of recycling companies certified by the Chinese government.....

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