NEWSLETTER OF THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF RECYCLING INDUSTRIES
Vol. 20, Issue 4, April 2015
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
Over the years we have seen several governments impose unnecessary regulations on the import and export of scrap, which have been problematic for our industry. Early this month, CARI staff was approached by a member asking the association to voice its concern over recent and sudden trade regulations put forward by India’s Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT).
The regulations were made effective on April 1, 2015 and were cause for concern for shipments already on their way to India. CARI is responding to the new regulations and voicing the concerns of our members.
Among other concerns, the amended pre-shipment inspection regulations require the entire process of loading metal scrap imports into containers to be recorded on video. The video must show the inspector’s face, the exporter’s face, all carriage details, and inspection equipment. Scrap materials covered by the new regulations include iron and steel, copper and brass, nickel, aluminum, zinc, tin and magnesium.
Thankfully, the effective date of these new PSI rules has since been delayed until May 1, 2015. This postponement is thanks in part to the efforts of Metal Recycling Association of India (MRAI), which has been actively working with officials from DGFT to amend the regulations. MRAI as well as ISRI, the BIR, and individual members have each outlined the negative repercussions these regulations will have on scrap exports to India. CARI is also encouraging the Indian government to amend the PSI requirements.
In this case, as in many, the collective voice of the industry makes a difference. CARI has consistently advocated to governments the importance of legislation and regulations that support free trade, and we will continue to do so.
CARI’S 74th ANNUAL CONVENTION
Registration is now open for the 74th annual convention. We are excited to be holding the 2015 convention in St. John’s, Newfoundland, marking CARI’s first visit to “The Rock.” This year’s program includes excellent networking opportunities, informative training and educational seminars, and some exceptional East Coast entertainment.
More information for delegates and exhibitors can be found on our website, or by calling Donna Turner at 705-835-1592.
- CARI member Evraz Regina Steel announced a $200 million investment in the facility to increase production capacity and install a two-step large-diameter line pipe mill. The company made use of the Saskatchewan government’s recent budget incentives that support export manufacturing and processing.
- The city of Halifax is creating a new mobile app to provide a waste sorting guide search tool. The free app will be released August 1, 2015, to coincide with new waste collection policy changes. The app will also include a map of recycling depots and landfill locations.
- CARI member Schupan & Sons recently opened a new retail scrapyard next to its Elkhart Ind. Operations. The new facility accommodates large contractors as well as individuals.
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