ECJ ruling leaves intermediary scrap metal dealers unprotected

Apr 04, 2012 | 10:05 AM |

Intermediary dealers of scrap metal have been dealt a blow by a European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on March 29, which declared intermediaries arranging scrap shipments have to disclose the names of waste sources to buyers even if suppliers want to remain anonymous. The case was brought in December 2009 by Germany’s Interseroh Scrap & Metals Trading, a steel and metal scrap dealer which had contracted Sonderabfall-Management-Gesellschaft Rheinland-Pfalz mbH (SAM) to handle waste streams in the German state of Rheinland-Pfalz. Under the agreement, SAM....

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