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Import of over 400 e-waste items banned


The Commerce Ministry has banned the import of 428 e-waste items as of September 15, and violators can face up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of five times the price of the shipment.

Kirati Ratchano, deputy director general of the Department of Foreign Trade, said the aim of the ban is to systematically integrate the management of electronic waste and plastic scrap that has been imported since 2018 with environment conservation in mind.
The ban has also been also been put in place to encourage businesses and related agencies to efficiently manage electronic waste brought into the country.

Published : October 05, 2020

By : The Nation