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Non-Compliance of Hazardous Waste Management Troubles Indian Importers at JNPT Port

SteelMint learned from recycling industry sources that non-compliance of Hazardous Waste Management Rules 2016 is crafting problems for Indian scrap industry participants while getting their scrap materials cleared from Nhava Sheva customs in Mumbai.

It is being observed that many of the participants are facing issues in the clearance of cargoes at Nhava Sheva (JNPT) port as they haven’t filed their annual returns under form 4 of the Hazardous Waste Management Rules 2016.

In response to this, Material Recycling Association of India, the apex body representing country’s recycling industry has recently appealed to its members, especially those working under Mumbai region that they must complete their compliance on or before time by filing the annual returns under Form 4 of the aforesaid rules.

MRAI has also requested to members to get their annual returns duly filed and get the acknowledgment of the same from your respective State Pollution Control Board (SPCB), failing which customs will not clear material and heavy detention demurrage will be levied by shipping lines.

Indian ferrous scrap imports have shown considerable growth in the last financial year as the country imported 5.17 MnT in eleven months of FY19 (Apr to Feb) as compared to 4.16 MnT ferrous scrap during the same period of FY18, showing a growth of 25% Y-o-Y. It is expected that ferrous scrap imports in FY19 to reach 5.5 MnT mark as against 4.53 MnT recorded in FY18.

News No: 4500
Date: 2019/05/14 - 12:08
News Source: SteelMint

Hazardous  JNPT Port  SteelMint  scrap industry  SPCB 


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