From September 1, China will take joint and several liability for receiving recycled plastic particles imported from China

In the past two years, domestic waste classification policies have been implemented, and waste recycling and back-end recycling have been strengthened.

Tomorrow is the official handover day of the new and old “solid waste law”. From tomorrow, the pattern of recycled plastics import will be rewritten. In the future, the digestion of waste products in China will be the general trend!

At present, the suspension of the import of recycled plastic particles by some shipping companies has triggered extensive discussion in the industry. The core point is that they will bear joint and several liability for receiving recycled plastic particles imported from China.

Companies with relevant business will change their shipping companies. However, will the attitude of the main shipping companies affect the shipping companies to follow suit? Still unknown.

COSCO North America shipping announced that it would stop receiving solid waste transported to the mainland of China from September 1. It is understood that the requirements apply to all solid waste goods, including waste paper, waste metal, waste plastics, waste textiles, waste chemicals, etc.

Since the ban on waste, the import policy adjustment and unified standards of recycled plastic particles have attracted the attention of the industry.

Other waste descriptions are in line with the boundary recognition, but particles are also prohibited, which raises the question of prohibiting the import of recycled plastic particles.

Since the new “solid waste law” clearly states that the state will gradually realize zero import of solid waste, increases the punishment for illegal solid waste, and makes it clear that the carrier and the importer shall bear joint and several liability (some illegal acts can be fined more than 500000 yuan and less than 5000000 yuan), the new solid waste law will come into effect on September 1, 2020.

Affected by this, shipping companies are worried about or will be jointly and severally liable. At present, only COSCO Shipping Company has heard the statement issued by COSCO Shipping. At present, Sinotrans, Yangming, evergreen, one, CMA and other major shipping companies import recycled plastic particles, but such enterprises have not made relevant statements.

It should be noted that as a finished product, the regenerated particles are not solid wastes.

The future trend will be that with the implementation of the new “solid waste law”, low-end imported particles will be gradually excluded from the country, and high-quality imported particles will be the main source.

But now, in view of the fact that there is no unified national standard for the import of recycled plastic particles, the boss with overseas import and export business still needs to be careful.

The following are the matters needing attention of import granule Enterprises:

1. It is necessary to have a sense of risk and have a full understanding of the goods, especially those with high risk of import, such as the properties, specifications, colors and main components of recycled materials;

2. If there is any doubt about the nature of the goods, the customs should first consult the relevant inspection agency;

3. When the customs raises a query and sends the samples to the identification agency for identification, it is necessary to attach great importance to cooperating with the sampling work to achieve standardized and reasonable sampling;

4. In case of legal dispute, administrative penalty or credit rating reduction, it is suggested to consult a lawyer first and deal with it according to the specific situation. If necessary, it is necessary to safeguard its own legitimate rights and interests through administrative reconsideration and administrative litigation.


Post time: Sep-08-2020