Experts in the recovered paper export trade to China report that business has been further complicated by more and more stringent CCIC inspections.
Material is sometimes only bought subject to its successful inspection. Delays and new logistical challenges were surfacing. Yet, one expert expressly praised the work of CCIC inspectors under challenging conditions. One possible solution under discussion would have the CCIC train site-specific inspectors to carry out checks in compliance with CCIC guidelines at the around 300 locations affected by the changes, Simon Ellin, managing director of the UK’s Recycling Association, told EUWID.
These inspections would complement existing checks by Chinese buyers. This would add an extra layer of security and would lead to a further increase in quality, Mr Ellin stated.