5 Mar 2024 17:10

Kazakh Industry Ministry unveils exceptions to scrap metal export ban

ASTANA. March 5 (Interfax) - Kazakhstan's Industry and Construction Ministry has unveiled exceptions to the ban on ferrous scrap metal exports.

The ministry adopted an order on the regulation of scrap metals exports was on February 21 to ensure that the domestic metallurgical enterprises will have enough feedstock. The ban was introduced for a period of six months.

The order bans exports by rail of waste and scrap ferrous metals, ferrous metal ingots for re-melting, as well as used pipes, rails, elements of railway tracks and rolling stock.

The ban does not apply to waste and scrap alloy steel, corrosion-resistant steel with nickel content of 8% or higher as there is no demand for these types of metal in the domestic market.

Kazakhstan imposed a six-month ban on the export of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals in May 2023.