SECOND-HAND GOODS ACT 6 OF 2009: AMENDMENTS TO REGULATIONS FOR DEALERS AND RECYCLERS
Notice Title: Second-Hand Goods Act 6 of 2009 (“SHGA”): Amendments to Regulations for Dealers and Recyclers
Government Notice: GN 4073 in GG 49720 on 17 November 2023
Commencing date: Comments to be submitted on or before 8 December 2023
The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition (“The Trade Minister”) published the Policy Implementation Actions on Measures to Restrict and Regulate Trade in Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals Waste, Scrap and Semi-Finished Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metal Products to Limit Damage to Infrastructure and the Economy (the “Policy”) in GNR 2801 dated 30 November 2022.
In the Policy, the Trade Minister set out various interventions which are to be implemented in what may broadly be described as a three-phased approach and proposed that the enhancement of the regulation of the scrap metal trade through amendments to the Regulations published under the SHGA.
The following changes are being considered to the Regulations published under the SHGA:
- Enforcement of the registration regime for scrap metal sellers;
- Enhanced registration requirements;
- Enhanced reporting requirements;
- Inclusion of semi-finished metals in the registration regime;
- Requirement for registered buyers to only purchase copper scrap and semi-finished copper products from registered sellers.
Members of the public are invited to submit written comments and inputs on or before 8 December 2023. For a copy of the Government Gazette Notice click here.
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