MIIT announces new standard conditions for China’s refractories industry

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott, Albert Li
Published: Friday, 16 January 2015

The fresh set of rules shows how far the government is willing to go to rejuvenate the Chinese refractories industry. The new standard conditions could be regarded as disruptive, as they seek to completely change working practices in China. In the long run however, the impetus to build a sustainable and competitive refractories industry is clear.

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) last week revealed its standard conditions for the refractories industry, which will be effective from 1 March 2015.

The government hopes that by implementing these...

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