Environment & Energy Report

China Pollution Inspections Disrupting Supply Chains

Sept. 18, 2017, 11:31 AM

Factory operations suspended under sweeping environmental inspections are affecting supply chains in China ranging from chemicals to electronics to textiles, creating a crunch at its ports and uncertain timelines for deliveries, sources told Bloomberg BNA.

The situation could linger for months as authorities near major urban areas around Beijing, Shanghai and South China’s Pearl River Delta push to meet cleaner air quality goals laid out in a national air pollution action plan launched in late 2013, which expires at the end of the year.

“Tens of thousands” of factories have been affected in and near the major urban centers, with...

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