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Indonesia to tighten checks on recovered materials imports

Recovered materials shipped to Indonesia on or after the 24 June 2009 will face new import checks brought in by the Indonesian Government. Containers of recovered metals, paper and plastics will need to be pre-inspected by an agency appointed by the countrys Ministry of Trade. Only two agencies, SGS and BV are currently authorised to do this and an agent must be present during the entire loading and sealing of containers.This change is Indonesias ...