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China relents on deadline for registering exports

By Greg PitcherChina will continue to take unregistered imports of recovered waste until September 1 after last-ditch appeals from international trade bodies paid off.The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) this week announced it had persuaded the Chinese authorities to delay its registration deadline from July 1.The huge importer of recyclable metal, plastic and paper had threatened to turn away shipments of waste that did not have a certification ...