The environmental inspections, launched in early 2016 by the Chinese Central Government, covered all the 31 provincial regions of the Chinese mainland by the end of last year.
At the end of May, 6 inspection teams were dispatched to revisit 10 of the regions, including Jiangsu Province, where inspectors will stay for a month, delivering the first results of the new strict measurements.
Lots of factory closures in China for environmental reviews are happening right now. And many factories are experiencing unexpected delays in productions.
Jiangsu has released a series of measures to calculate the total number of chemical plants along the Yangtze River. Chemical plants that fail to meet the environmental protection standards will be closed down.
The price of laminate flooring is going up as consequence of the environmental inspections. The whole supply chain has been affected by the inspections.