U.S. ITC Study of Electronics recycling, reuse and exports underway

The U.S. International Trade Commission is in the midst of its study of the American electronics recycling industry. This study, expected to take about a year, includes a survey of the American east scrap industry and seeks to determine the level of exports each year by these firms.

The U.S. ITC recently sent out a survey mandatory for those firms that received it, and is asking for those firms to respond. The questionnaire was mailed to randomly selected firms in the e-scrap industry. The survey was due back to the survey was due back to the governmental organization by July 25.

The purpose of the study is to prepare a report that will estimate US exports of used electronics, the share of exports in the overall US electronic products industry and the overseas destination of those products.

Data gathered from the survey and questionnaires will be aggregated and will not identify individual businesses or the responses of any organization the. The Institute of scrap recycling industries encourages all of its members who receive the questionnaire to take part in the study.

“This study will produce valuable data for our industry,” said Eric Harris, legal counsel for ISRI. “This will once and for all put to rest exorbitant claims about the irresponsibility of the U.S. e-scrap industry.”

When complete, the commission’s report will be released to the public.

The report is USITC investigation no. 332-528, Used Electronic Products: An Examination of U.S. Exports. It was requested by the United States Trade Representative under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332(g)). More information on the investigation can be found Here

Questions or comments may be directed to

Andrea Boron, Deputy Project Leader, andrea.boron@usitc.gov; or Laura Bloodgood, project Leader, laura.bloodgood@usitc.gov



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  1. It would be better if we could recycle the electronic waste in our own country, rather than exporting it, dont you think?


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