India reduces metals inspections

Copper recycling
Copper recycling

Pre-shipment inspection certificates are no longer required by the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry for metallic waste and scrap coming from the UK, according to the Bureau of International Recycling. 

This new amendment also covers shipments from the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the EU. 


While no pre-shipment inspection certificate is needed, the shipments will still need to be cleared through six specific Indian ports: Chennai, Tuticorin, Kandla, JNPT, Mumbai and Krishnapatnam. 

The shipments will also need to be accompanied by a certificate of the respective supplier/scrap yard authority, verifying that it does not include any radioactive materials or explosives. 

Screenings through portal monitors and container scanners at the port of arrival will still be mandatory.

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