Category Archives: Market Conditions

What Overseas Options are Left?

As promised, restrictions are coming from other countries, such as Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam. The U.S. continues to consider other avenues that are left, as overseas options are becoming scarce. This week, Berg Mill provides market updates regarding Thailand’s scrap ban, Taiwan’s import regulations, and Vietnam declining to issue permits. (more…)
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25% RCP Tariff Means No Movement in the Market

A new 25% tariff will be imposed on August 23, fulfilling most of the expectations the industry predicted. The tariff has directly affected the market, and suppliers are battling price cuts from buyers. This week, Berg Mill highlights the new RCP import tariff and how the market is being affected. Industry Behaviors Even though the…
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China’s Neighbors Struggle with Plastic Ban

Scrap plastic is overflowing in Asia, including China’s neighboring countries. Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia are beginning to experience the effects of the plastic ban, causing concern amongst several countries. In this week’s blog we present the updates regarding waste imports and exports as well as the new challenges the industry is facing. (more…)
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From Lazy to Lively: U.S. Recyclers Clean Up Scrap

Old ways of thinking in the industry must change to enhance the quality of exported recyclables. The U.S. is changing the way we collect and sort scrap since China added more strict quality standards. This week, Berg Mill Supply Co. discusses the challenges the U.S. continues to face and what is being done to tackle…
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