Have your say on Scrap Metal Policy

Have your say on Scrap Metal Policy

Friday, November 24, 2023

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) has published a request for comments from interested parties on key aspects of the Scrap Metals Policy .

These aspects include:

the proposal to extend the temporary prohibition of the export of certain ferrous and non-ferrous waste and scrap metal;
the extension of the temporary suspension of the Price Preference System insofar as it relates to certain ferrous and non-ferrous waste and scrap Metal;
a further restriction on the export of copper semi-finished products, and
temporary prohibition of the export of used or second hand rails and subject rails to Export Control .

On 15 June 2023, a trade policy directive and notice were published that ferrous and non-ferrous waste and scrap metal may not be exported from South Africa for six months from June to December 2023 .

In addition, the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) suspended the operation of the Price Preference System for the exportation of ferrous and non-ferrous waste and scrap metal for the same period .

The trade directive and notice forms part of Phase 1 of the Policy Implementation Actions on Measures to Restrict and Regulate Trade in Ferrous and Non Ferrous Metals Waste, Scrap and Semi-Finished Ferrous and Non Ferrous Metal Products to Limit Damage to Infrastructure and the Economy published in Government Gazette No .

47627 .

Last year Cabinet considered and approved a comprehensive package of measures to address damage to public infrastructure and the economy by restricting the trade of waste scrap and semi processed metals .

Below is the link to the new gazette:
http://www .

thedtic .

gov .

za/wp-content/uploads/Scrap-Metals-Gazette-49765 .

pdf
Comments can be hand delivered to the Director General of the dtic at 77 Meintjies Street, BlockA, 1st floor, Sunnyside, Pretoria or via email on scrapmetalpolicy2023@thedtic .

gov .

za .

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