Notice on the Amendment Chinese National standard--GB16487-2005
Ref. No.: 032¡²2006¡³
Please pay the closest attention to the compulsory implementation of the Amendment Chinese National standard -- Environmental Protection Control Standard for Imported Solid Wastes as Raw Materials-- GB16487-2005 (hereinafter referred to as GB16487-2005). GB16487-2005 has been effective since Feb 1st, 2006 while the outdated version of GB16487-1996 had been expired on the same date, and the GB16487-2005 is release by China¡¯s state Environmental Protection Agency and General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine. Please note the name difference between the two version standards.
From Feb 1st, 2006, both pre-shipment inspection (performed by CCIC) and arrival-China-port inspection (conducted by CIQ) for the scrap shipping to China are mandatory to abide by requirements under the GB16487-2005. You can either visit China¡¯s state Environmental Protection Agency website-- http://www.sepa.gov.cn--to access the GB16487-2005, or you can e-mail CCIC NA asking for the electronic Chinese version. Unfortunately, we regret realizing that there is no English version of GB16487-2005 available so far.
We are informing you that from Feb 13th, 2006, please be noted to follow the new standard to inspect the scrap shipping to China, to input the standard code--GB16487-2005, and to edit the standard name as Environmental Protection Control Standard for Imported Solid Wastes as Raw Materials in both inspection reports and certificate draft. Concerning the timing run out in implementing the new standard, CCIC NA has been working on an analysis guideline on comparing the differences between the two versions of the standard since we have been informed the new standard on Feb 9th. We are going to inform you the guideline at our earliest stage for your further reference.
If you have any concern, please contract CCIC NA for more information on the above matter via ANREA at (626)-919-8802 ext.103, or Tony Geng at (626)-919-8802 ext.124.
Thank you for your attention and cooperation.