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CM: Sabah enforces temporary ban on scrap iron export

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Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor speaks during the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) Pledges for the People of Sabah launch in Kota Kinabalu, September 16, 2020. — Bernama pic

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KOTA KINABALU, June 11 — Sabah has temporarily banned the export of scrap iron to ensure sufficient raw materials are available to sustain the operations of the local steel industry.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor said the ban would be lifted when a mechanism for the imposition of state sales tax of RM200 per metric tonne on scrap iron exports had been formulated.

However, exports of other scrap metals such as copper, aluminium, precious metals such as platinum and gold, titanium and stainless steel are exempted from the ban.

“The state cabinet took

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