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Extended AQSIQ Product Catalogue for Recycling Materials 2015

13. January 2015

The Chinese certification authority AQSIQ (General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine) announced on December 31, 2014 the extension of the product catalogue for the import of solid waste and recycling material into the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The new product catalogue regulations will be implemented January 1, 2015.

The product catalogue was established in 2009 and describes the import regulations for solid waste and recycling materials. The Ministry of Environmental Protection, the Ministry of Commerce, the National Development and Reform Commission, and the General Administration of Customs of the PRC collaborated to create a new extended version of the product catalogue.

The updates to the product catalogue were made in consideration of the “Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Waste” and in accordance with the “Administrative Measures for the Import of Solid Waste.”

The product catalogue for the import of solid waste and recycling material consists of 3 parts:

  • Prohibited scrap material
  • Restricted recycling material
  • Permitted recycling material

The list of prohibited scrap material that cannot be imported into the PRC consists of 12 product categories. Animal waste products, expired medication, cullet, waste oil or old clothes are a few of the prohibited scrap materials listed. Restricted recycling materials include scrap paper, plastic scrap and silicone waste to name a few. Recycling materials that are on the “Permitted” list, such as scrap wood, can be imported with relatively few problems.

No matter which kind of solid waste or recycling material you are dealing with, if your company plans to export scrap material to China you will need an AQSIQ registration. The AQSIQ registration guarantees that your scrap material is non-hazardous and is in accordance with the Chinese environmental standards.

Do you want to export scrap material to the PRC and don’t know whether it is allowed?
We will check to see if your product requires an AQSIQ registration at no charge. Simply send us the exact material name and HS Code (customs code) by Email.

If you decide to apply for an AQSIQ registration, we will consult you during the process of preparing the application documents, including providing sample documents for reference in most cases. Please contact us for an individual and non-binding offer for the AQSIQ registration.

You can reach us by phone (UK: +44 2071931135, Rest of Europe: +49-69-2713769150, US: +1 773 654-2673) or by email.



MPR Author

About the author: Julian Busch is founder and managing director of MPR China Certification GmbH
Publisher: MPR China Certification GmbH

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