Global Trade. 23 August. 4 minute read.
Starting August 23, US metal scrap, plastic and waste paper exports to China began to attract additional levies introduced recently by the Chinese authorities. China imposed restrictions on waste imports in 2017 as it sought to source more recycling material domestically. As a result, China’s scrap metal imports decreased by 30 percent in H1/2018 and plastic waste imports dropped to almost zero this year.