Rare Earths

Total 17 Posts

China Publishes New Rare Earths Regulation

Last month, China announced a new regulation on rare earths, tightening control over the industry.

Australia Orders Chinese Divestment of Rare Earths Project

Australian concerns about Chinese investment in the mining sector are continuing, as Treasury Minister Jim Chalmers has stood in the way of another investment.

European Parliament Meeting Touches on China, Taiwan Trade Issues

The European Parliament's Committee on International Trade (INTA) held a meeting on March 20 and 21, touching on issues related to EU-China relations, an EU-Taiwan trade agreement, and avoiding dependence on Chinese raw material processing.

U.S. Justice Department Makes Fraud Arrests for Selling Chinese Rare Earths to Defense Department, Exporting Data

In an announcement yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice described a federal indictment against individual persons and a company accused of sending export-controlled defense-related technical data to China and unlawfully supplying the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) with Chinese-origin rare earth magnets for aviation systems and military items.

Commerce Department Finds Neodymium Magnet Imports Threaten National Security, But Won't Impose Tariffs

Last week, the Biden administration announced that a U.S. Commerce Department investigation "found that [Neodymium-iron-boron] magnet imports threaten national security," and that President Biden agreed with that determination. The Biden administration said it would take a number of actions to address the threat, but tariffs and quotas

Cybersecurity Firm Reports on Chinese Influence Campaign on Rare Earth Mining

A cybersecurity firm that tracks Chinese influence campaigns has reported on specific activity in the rare earth mining sector.

U.S. Legislation Introduced in House to End Reliance on China for Rare-Earth Elements

Last week, two members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced bipartisan legislation that "seeks to decrease America’s reliance on the Chinese Communist Party for rare-earth supplies and would enhance the Department of Defense’s rare-earth element reserves."
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