Exporters confused by China’s ‘green fence’

Apr 02, 2013 | 02:54 PM | Nathan Laliberte

Tags  China, scrap metal, exports, Ningbo, Bureau of International Recycling, Robert Stein, Alter Trading, Operation Green Fence Nathan Laliberte

NEW YORK — Increased oversight of scrap metal exported to China is causing confusion for U.S. shippers, industry sources told AMM.

China’s “Operation Green Fence” is a relatively new initiative designed to enforce existing regulations on imports of solid waste (amm.com, March 13).
Scrap exporters as well as representatives of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) are trying to seek clarity from Chinese government officials to better understand the regulations, which date back to a 2006 report by China’s State Environmental Protection Administration. ....





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