01 September 2009 07:40 [Source: ICIS news]
By Judith Wang
SHANGHAI (ICIS news)--China plans to restrict transportation of dangerous chemicals in parts of the country from September to mid-October during holidays to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic, industry sources said on Tuesday.
“The restriction level will be the same as we experienced in last year’s Olympics period,” an official from ?xml:namespace>
“Trucks and tanks transporting dangerous chemicals will not likely be allowed to enter
China's National Day holidays from 1 October to 8 October this year overlap the traditional mid-autumn festival on 3 October. Besides normal festivities,
“Presently, toxic chemical transport certificates cannot be issued in
A South Korean polyols producer said he had heard the restriction would come into force 10 days ahead of the holidays.
"I was not affected much during the Beijing Olympics, but I understand that movement of other chemicals like ethylene oxide (EO) and TDI were restricted,” the producer added.
Im Jee Soo, a petrochemical analyst at South Korea-based brokerage house Goodmorning Shinhan Securities, said the restriction would not affect
"This is because the items that are restricted are specific items, not commodities. And major petchems such as polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), terephthalic acid (PTA) are not dangerous,” she added.
Bohan Loh, Terence Teo, Ong Sheau Ling, Vera Huang, Jessia Shen contributed to this article
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