Malaysia Import Restrictions May Cause Copper Recycling Trouble

Loading Los Angeles scrap metal to container ships

New Regulations Could Disrupt Supply Chains Worldwide As we mentioned in an earlier post, proposes restrictions on scrap metal imports in Asia (specifically Malaysia) could put the brakes on U.S. exports of recyclable metals (ferrous and nonferrous) to that country. According to the Bureau of International Recycling, the Malaysian government recently submitted documentation along with […]

International Aluminum Scrap Market in Flux

Scrap for Asian secondary metals market

China, Indonesia, Malaysia Key Players in Trade Some recent decisions by Asian governments regarding the import of scrap aluminum may signal positive signs for the U.S. scrap metal recycling industry. The Asian market is not without some hurdles, however. While prior to 2013, China was perhaps the world’s largest importer of scrap aluminum. That government’s […]