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China ferrous scrap imports: white knight or opportunist?

China initially introduced restrictions on scrap metal imports in July 2019 after Beijing had informed the World Trade Organization two years prior it would prohibit arrivals of solid waste.

China ferrous scrap imports: white knight or opportunist? China ferrous scrap imports: white knight or opportunist? China ferrous scrap imports: white knight or opportunist? China ferrous scrap imports: white knight or opportunist? China ferrous scrap imports: white knight or opportunist?

A tighter global ferrous scrap supply-demand balance in 2021 will limit the frequency of material arbitrage opportunities for Chinese importers

In that time, Chinese ferrous scrap import volumes virtually fell to zero as sweeping solid-waste import restrictions took no prisoners - despite ferrous scrap's green recyclable reputation.