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Govt grants 6 month extension to plastic scrap imports in 3 SEZs

 The Government has granted six months extension to listed recycling units in three special economic zones (SEZs) to import such materials. Domestic recycling units across the Country face ban on import of plastic wastes following environmental concerns. 

LoAs to expire on November 30, 2019 extended to May 31, 2020 

The Board of Approval for SEZs under the Chairmanship of Mr. Anup Wadhawan, Secretary, Department of Commerce and with members from all leading departments involved in the monitoring of imports, met two weeks ago and decided to extend the letter of agreement (LoAs) for the three SEZs units for six months till May 31, 2020. 

The LoAs were scheduled to expire on November 30, 2019. 

The three SEZs in which recycling units are now allowed to import plastic scrap include Kandla Special Economic Zone (KASEZ), Kandla, Falta SEZ, Kolkata, and Noida Special Economic Zone (NSEZ), Noida.


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