China proposes decentralizing its scrap import licensing
8 October 2014
China’s national Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) has proposed the decentralization of what it calls “solid waste import license approval,” which is the terminology it applies to scrap import shipments.
According to a September 22 report in the Beijing-based Resource Recycling magazine, the MEP has received sufficient input to create a draft of the decentralization notice, which “will be issued in October [2014].” 
 Citing a report it received from the Shandong Materials Recycling Association, Resource Recycling reports that during the transition period, pending licenses issued by the MEP “will be automatically postponed to February 28, 2015.”
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