China outlines details of ‘Green Fence’

May 16, 2013 | 04:45 PM | Nathan Laliberte

Tags  Operation Green Fence, Green Fence, Chinese government, raw material imports, scrap imports, Nathan Laliberte

NEW YORK — A document detailing various initiatives set forth in "Operation Green Fence" has been released by the Chinese government, offering the first official explanation of the nation’s increased enforcement and supervision on imports of raw materials.

The document, obtained by AMM, highlights changes to procedural rules for select examinations and field inspections, and states that initiatives associated with "Green Fence" will no longer be enacted after Nov. 30, 2013.

In recent months, exporters have expressed confusion over why certain companies have experienced increased supervision and inspection of material, and several sources told AMM they believe customs officials are carrying out inspections randomly.....

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