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China’s Scrap Import Restrictions and Impact on Global Supply Chains

Executive Summary From July 1, China imposed restrictions on imports of Category 6 products, which largely consists of high-grade scrap metals, that will be shifted from an ‘unrestricted’ to ‘restricted’ import catalogue and regulated through import licenses and quotas. The latest restrictions come following a Category 7 import ban on...

U.S. Gives Japan and the E.U. Ultimatum to Negotiate a Deal to “Limit or Restrict” Auto Imports Within 180 Days

Executive Summary Amid expectations that U.S. President Trump would decide on whether to impose tariffs on imported cars and auto parts by May 18, it now seems likely that he will sign an executive order this week that will give Japan and the European Union 180 days to negotiate a...

China’s Scrap Import Ban: A Shift in Global Plastics and Metal Recycling Industries

Executive Summary China’s ban on various scrap import, which comes into effect from December 31, 2018, has increased complexities for plastic and copper scrap processing industries in Southeast Asia.The effect of China’s ban has not only impacted waste exporters and recyclers but has created bottlenecks in metal and plastics supply chains.Illegal plastics recycling...