Environmental watchdog puts polluting products on blacklist

Updated: 2015-12-31 17:21

By Ma Chi(chinadaily.com.cn)

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In a recent effort to promote green development, China's environmental watchdog put more than 400 types of polluting products on a blacklist. The move means the export of these products will not be entitled to tax refunds and the processing trade will be banned, reported thepaper.cn.

The Comprehensive List of Environmental Protection 2015 published by the Ministry of Environmental Protection is compiled on the basis of previous versions. A total of 837 polluting products or environmentally dangerous products can be found on the list, including those involving large emissions of CO2, NOX, or ammoniacal nitrogen (NH3-N) during production, those containing a large amount of VOCs (volatile organic chemicals), and those causing heavy metal pollution.

According to an official from the MEP, the list, which was started in 2007, is designed to show the environmental damage these products could cause. In recent years the MEP, in cooperation with other departments, has rolled out a series of policies to force the polluting products out of the market, including levying consumption tax on, and stripping preferential VAT and export tax refund policies of polluting products, imposing tight credit control over highly polluting enterprises, and encouraging enterprises to purchase green products.