China – Stricter Waste Importation Regulations

The Chinese Government has implemented stricter controls on waste importation by adding a substantial number of solid waste types to the list of banned wastes which cannot be imported into China without a license. Their full advice, along with the current list of all excluded waste cargoes can be accessed by clicking HERE.
The potential consequences of breaching the regulations for Shipowners are:-
1. A fine between RMB 100,000 and RMB 1,000,000; and
2. Costs of disposal of the waste; and
3. Depending upon the offence, a criminal prosecution.

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