Last month, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) announced that the U.S. operations of China Certification and Inspection Group North America (CCIC NA) had been suspended for one month (May 4 through June 4). This move came on the heels of the country’s recently enacted waste import ban and contamination standard, which impacts a number of U.S. states, companies and individuals.
Now, a month later, the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has announced that the U.S. operations of CCIC NA have been reinstated and will resume accepting preshipment inspection (PSI) applications on June 8.
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The Brussels-based Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has notified its members that it has learned that the U.S. operations of China Certification and Inspection Group North America (CCIC NA) have been reinstated and will begin accepting preshipment inspection (PSI) applications beginning June 8.
The BIR says, “In a letter dated 1 June 2018, CCIC North America states that they will start accepting inspection applications on 8 June 2018. Exporting companies using the online PSI for submitting their application are asked to provide detailed information of the inspection site (including company name, full address, on-site contact person’s name, phone number), the estimated inspection date, and give a detailed description of the commodity in the ‘remark’ area of the application page.