Lead scrap buyers fear Mexico export rules

Jul 24, 2013 | 03:17 PM | Nathan Laliberte

Tags  lead scrap, zinc scrap, mexico lead exports, Nathan Laliberte

NEW YORK — Prices for whole junk batteries held steady at 38 to 41 cents per pound July 23, but several sources told AMM that rumors of pending changes to Mexico’s export laws could cause domestic price volatility in the coming weeks.

"I think something major is happening with lead in Mexico," one lead consumer source said. "I have heard that companies in Mexico have to get some type of new permit to bring material into the U.S. It could cause serious issues for people who rely heavily on Mexican imports."....





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