China to Impose Steel Scrap Import Standards from January
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China to Impose Steel Scrap Import Standards from January

China Iron and Steel Industry Association announced that China will implement its national standard on recycling iron and steel materials on January 1 2021.

China Iron and Steel Industry Association announced that China will implement its national standard on recycling iron and steel materials on January 1 2021. The standard specifies the definition, classification, technical requirements, inspection methods and acceptance rules for recycling iron and steel materials. It will provide standard technical support to ensure the import of high-quality recycled steel resources. Meanwhile, the standard has strict requirements regarding environmental protection. Compared with using iron ore, steelmaking with recycled iron and steel materials can greatly reduce pollutant emissions

CISA deputy chief Jiang Wei said “The standard will facilitate the green transformation and healthy development of the steel industry, as it allows steel companies more raw-material options, while limiting the use of iron ore and its price increase to some extent. The industry will be able to exploit more recycled raw materials, both at home and abroad, and better recycle and utilize resources after the standard is implemented.

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