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China Releases New Standards For Imported Aluminium Scrap

China Releases New Standards For Imported Aluminium Scrap

The long-awaited new standards on imported scrap aluminium and copper were published by the government of the People’s Republic of China on Sunday. The new standards, which will go into effect on July 1, place the minimum aluminium and aluminium alloy content...

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Henan Shenhuo To Begin Ramp-Up Of 150 Thousand MTPA In Yunnan By December 31

Henan Shenhuo Group said last week that it plans to ramp up the first 150 thousand metric tons of aluminium-smelting capacity at its project in Yunnan province at the end of the month. According to a spokesperson from Henan Shenhuo Coal and Power, production would begin on New Year’s Eve, but he directed all other […]

China Imports All-Time High Of 31.1 Thousand Metric Tons Of Unwrought Aluminium Alloy In November

Import data released earlier this week showed marked increases in China’s intake of bauxite, alumina, and unwrought aluminium in recent months, mostly reversing declines in prior periods. According to Shanghai Metals Market, Chinese buyers imported 7.21 million metric tons of HS code 26060000 bauxite in November, good for a month-on-month increase of 11.38 percent. Last […]

China Issues First Set Of Scrap Aluminium Import Quotas For 2020

Beijing released the first set of imported metal scrap quotas for 2020 earlier this week, establishing a maximum of 550 thousand metric tons of imported metal scrap for use by importers starting next month. On Monday, China’s Solid Waste and Chemicals Management Bureau gave permission for 275,465 metric tons of aluminium scrap and 270,885 metric […]

Novelis Receives Final Regulatory Approval For Aleris Purchase From Chinese Regulators

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. announced on Friday the receipt of approval from China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) for its US$2.6 billion buy-out of Aleris Corporation. Per the firm, this is the final approval required for the purchase, as it has already received a sign-off on the transaction from the […]