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China – New Restriction on the Acceptance of Solid Waste Cargo

The government of the People’s Republic of China has announced legislation which relates
to “the Prevention and Control of Solid Waste Pollution” and which intends to achieve zero
importation of solid waste into China by the end of 2020.

This regulation is applicable to all solid waste materials such as wastepaper, waste plastics, waste metals & waste chemicals, amongst others. The China authorities have advised that any violation of the revised regulations will result in a Customs ordered return of shipment and it is also possible that a fine may be imposed.

In order to ensure full & timely compliance with this legislation, ONE will stop accepting
bookings of solid waste cargo into China with effect from all sailings with an estimated
cargo arrival date of 15 November 2020 (or later). We request that all impacted customers take the new restrictions into consideration when planning their shipment scheduling. Should you have any questions relating to this issue, please do not hesitate to contact your ONE representative.