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Li Ganjie: Resolutely Prohibit Entry Of Foreign Garbage And Accelerate The Reform Of The Import And Export Management System Of Solid Waste
- Jun 22, 2018 -

In June 19th, the report of the State Council on the research and treatment of the law enforcement inspection report on environmental prevention and control of solid waste pollution and its deliberations was submitted to the Standing Committee of the thirteen National People's Congress for consideration. Li Ganjie, Minister of the Ministry of ecology and environment in China, said in his report that foreign garbage will be prohibited from entering the country in three ways.

First, we should improve the supervision system and block the import channel of foreign garbage. Li Ganjie said that, in order to fully implement the implementation of the ban on the import and export of solid waste from the entry of foreign refuse, the Ministry of ecological environment will work with the relevant departments to formulate and implement the three year plan of action (2018 - 2020) to further decompose the tasks and refine the requirements to ensure the effectiveness of the reform measures.

He said that since August 2017, the import waste management catalogue has been adjusted three times, of which the first batch of readjustment catalogues have come into force in December 31, 2017, which has completely banned the great environmental hazards and the masses reflect strong solid waste; the second and third batches will be implemented from December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2019, respectively. . "After three adjustments, the types of solid waste imported into the catalogue can be reduced from 7 to 66 and 2 to 18 categories."

Two is to strengthen the whole process of supervision and strengthen the illegal entry and control of foreign garbage. Li Ganjie said that strict import solid waste examination and approval, the 2017 batch of trial decreased by 35% year-on-year. The General Administration of customs and other departments continue to intensify the inspection and smuggling of Ocean Garbage ports. In 2017, 402 batches of unqualified imported solid waste were detected at the national ports, with a total of 59 thousand tons, 286 criminal cases for smuggling of foreign wastes, and 866 thousand and 800 tons of wastes involved.

He said that since this year, the General Administration of Customs has carried out the "national sword 2018" and "blue sky 2018" in the smuggling of foreign garbage. In the first quarter, 139 cases of crime smuggling were found in the case, and 254 thousand tons of all kinds of wastes involved were found.

The three is to bring the Department into full play and strictly investigate all kinds of environmental violations.

Li Ganjie said that in 2017, the actual import volume of solid waste dropped by 9.2% compared with the same period last year, of which the import of restricted solid waste dropped by 12%. In the first quarter of this year, the import volume of solid waste decreased by 57% compared with the same period last year. The import volume of restricted solid waste dropped by 64%, and the effect of policy adjustment was obvious.

He said that the next step will focus on the following tasks: first, continue to promote the three year action plan, and comprehensively implement the various tasks of the reform and implementation plan. Two, we must strictly examine the application of import permission for solid waste, and strive to reduce the volume of solid waste import year by year. Three, since 2018, we have carried out three years' special enforcement actions against environmental violations committed by imported solid waste processing enterprises.