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New regulations for scrap shippers to China.

According to the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), Brussels, a new Commission Regulation affecting European scrap exporters to China came into effect Feb. 11.

The regulation concerns exports of certain types of Annex II Green List "wastes" under normal commercial rules, adding cotton scrap and yarn scrap to the previous goods allowed.

Meanwhile, all other Annex II "Green list" material not wanted under normal commercial rules, now including GO010 (of certain metals and alloys) and GC020 (of printed circuit boards), become automatically "Red controlled," as do unlisted non-hazardous wastes.

The European Union began implementing the UN-EP Basel Convention Ban, which bans the export of all hazardous wastes from the EU to China, in 1997.

In a note to its members, the BIR states that in light of the EU and OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) listing variation from the Basel Convention, China may not ban the import of certain end-of-life goods, those being "Red controlled" instead.
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Title Annotation:BIR REPORT
Publication:Recycling Today
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:9CHIN
Date:Apr 1, 2005
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