China: Quality requirements for imported recycled brass, copper and cast aluminium enter into force on 1 November 2020
According to a recent announcement of the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment, the following requirements will enter into force as of 1 November 2020: Announcement on Regulating Matters Concerning Import Management of Recycled Brass, Recycled Copper, and Recycled Cast Aluminium
Recycled brass, recycled copper and recycled cast aluminium alloy that meet the standards of "Recycled Brass Raw Material (GB/T 38470-2019)", "Recycled Copper Raw Material (GB/T 38471-2019)" and "Recycled Cast Aluminium Alloy Raw Material (GB/T 38472-2019)" are not solid waste and can be imported freely. The respective customs codes are 7404000020, 7404000030 and 7602000020 respectively. The materials that do not meet these standards cannot be imported, apart from those covered by a 2020 import license for solid wastes that can be used as raw materials under the restricted import of copper scrap and aluminum scrap.