Ukraine: scrap market de-shadowing approved

The Verkhovna Rada committee on economical development has approved of a draft bill No. 2426 on amendments to some bills on de-shadowing of metal raw materials market and operations with metal scrap. At present some 80% of the scrap market are in the shadow. “With this bill we create the opportunity to bring some 16…

Russia: state scrap to be sold via exchange

The Federal Antimonopoly Service has suggested selling all the scrap of state companies via exchanges. Since state companies are not always involved in procurement, the Service suggests purchasing services to process and sell scrap at auctions organized by commodity exchanges. The Service also plans to create a single electronic system on scrap. This is not…

Lithuania: cross-border operation busts suspected illicit metal traders

Lithuanian and German law enforcement detained 30 suspects in operation targeting illicit traders in precious metals, with over 1 million euros seized in cash. “Coordinated measures have been taken in Germany and Lithuania, officers have seized 1.03 million euros in cash,” Darius Valkavičius, a chief prosecutor at the regional prosecutor’s office in Kaunas, Lithuania’s second-largest…