Recently in Huangpu Customs District, 44.7 tons of lithium batteries were seized by Xingang Customs House as import-banned solid waste.
In the field inspection, it was found that the import goods declared as “lithium batteries” were irregularly packed, damaged to certain degree with liquid leakage, and so forth. At the customs request, a professional identification agency confirmed in writing on May 26 that these batteries have lost original value in use and have fallen into the import ban as per regulatory measures and standards on solid waste. At present, this batch of goods is under anti-smuggling investigation.
Customs reminder: the act of importing banned or restricted solid waste is subject to legal liabilities, including criminal punishment, in accordance with China’s Law on Prevention and Treatment of Solid Waste Pollution.
General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China
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