AQSIQ Announcement on Releasing the Content Ceilings of Arsenic and other Harmful Elements in Imported Copper Concentrates (No.49, 2006)
2009-07-02

No.49, 2006

Announcement on Releasing the Content Ceilings of Arsenic and other Harmful Elements in Imported Copper Concentrates

In order to solve the recent problem that the content of arsenic and other harmful elements are comparatively high as well as to protect people’s health and security, environmental security and the State’s interests, in accordance with provisions in the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Import and Export Commodity Inspection and its regulations for implementation as well as other laws, we hereby announce that, as of June 1st, 2006,  the content of Arsenic (As) in imported copper concentrates, whose HS Codes are 2603000010 and 2603000090 respectively, shall not be more than 0.50% (it refers to the content, the same below),that the content of Plumbum (Pb) shall not be more than 6.0%,and that of Fluorin (F) shall not be more than 0.10%, that of  Cadmium (Cd) shall not be more than 0.05% and the content of Hydrargyrum (Hg) shall not be more than 0.01%.

For copper concentrates which have been contracted and shipped to China prior to the implementation of the announcement, the party involved in the trade shall submit related certification documents of the departure time to the inspection and quarantine institutions when conducting the inspection and quarantine report.

It is hereby promulgated.

 

General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of P.R.C

Ministry of Commerce of P.R.C

Ministry of Environmental Protection of P.R.C

 

April 5th, 2006