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Astana, Kazakhstan • 14 August 2023

Industrial Committee to Extend Ban on Metal Scrap Exports

The six-month ban will apply to road and maritime exports

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The Industrial Development Committee has published a draft order regarding the extension of the ban on the export of scrap metals for an additional six months, QazMonitor reports.

The draft proposes a six-month ban on the export of scrap and waste from non-ferrous metals by road and sea transport. The list of banned exports was compiled in accordance with the Common Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activity of the Eurasian Economic Union.

The anticipated outcome of this measure is an increase in the workload for domestic enterprises that are currently facing a shortage of scrap materials, as well as addressing the issue of illegal waste trafficking.

The ban applies to the following categories of exports:

  • Waste and scrap materials composed of copper, aluminum, lead and lead batteries, as well as waste and scrap containing lead, cadmium, mercury, etc., regardless of the mode of transportation.

  • Road and sea transportation of waste and scrap materials made from ferrous metals, ferrous metal ingots meant for remelting, alloy steel, etc.

  • Used pipes, rails, elements of railway tracks, rolling stock, pipes designated for oil or gas pipelines, parts of railway locomotives or tramway motor cars, and rolling stock (with the exception of used rolling stock elements imported or exported for repair), to be transported via road and sea routes.

The public discussions will continue until August 24.

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