Delegates to Paper Recycling Conference Asia, 30-31 May 2013 in Shanghai, can gain insight into China’s Operation Green Fence customs policy.
Recyclers and brokers of recovered fibre in Europe, North America and elsewhere are facing increased hurdles selling into their largest market in China.
In late winter and early spring, shippers of secondary commodities into China have slowly begun to learn about “Operation Green Fence,” an effort by Chinese environmental and customs officials to more vigorously inspect (and more willingly reject) what they consider to be sub-par container loads.
Paper Recycling Conference Asia, 30-31 May at the Hongta Hotel in Shanghai, represents an ideal opportunity for packers, merchants and brokers to get on-the-scene insight into this emerging issue.
In each of the past years, North America alone has sent from 570,000 to 695,000 containers filled with scrap materials to China—with recovered fibre being the largest commodity by volume. Europe has sent a similarly large number of shipments to China. But carrying on with business as usual has not been an option for many in the recovered paper sector since Operation Green Fence was implemented in February 2013.
Numerous representatives from Chinese paper companies, government ministries and trade associations are on the roster at Paper Recycling Conference Asia. Delegates will be able to find out from them—and have the opportunity ask—details about the “green fence,” what it is trying to keep out and how long it will last.
The event is being organised and co-hosted by the Recycling Today Media Group, Smithers Pira and China TAPI. A full list of conference topics and speakers can be found here: http://asia.paperrecyclingconference.com/schedule.aspx.
Those wishing to register and reserve a hotel room to attend Paper Recycling Conference Asia can go to https://www.smitherspira.com/Events/account-creation.aspx.