SHANGHAI, Sep 7 (SMM) – Some 11,962 mt of copper scrap, across seven companies, received the green light in the 19th and latest batch of approvals for restricted solid scrap imports, according to the release earlier this week by the solid waste management centre of China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE).
Four of the seven companies are located in Tianjin's Ziya Industrial Park and the rest are in Guangdong province.
The 19th batch of approvals brought total approved copper scrap imports this year to 738,600 mt, down some 75.43% from the volumes approved in 11 batches last year. Approved copper scrap imports so far in the third quarter came in at 250,600 mt.
Thus far this year, seven companies in the Ziya Industrial Park have received the go-ahead with approved volumes of 8,749 mt.