Chinese companies need to reapply for waste import licenses

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China's General Administration of Customs (GAC) has announced that companies that import waste materials into the country must reapply for their licenses and revealed new rules on imports.

Coming into force from 1 August 2018, Chinese importers including paper mills and metals recycling facilities, will need to have been approved for new licenses by GAC.

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Importers, called consignees in the new regulations, must prove that:

  • They are a processing and utilisation company . . .

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