Rare Earths

Total 15 Posts

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."

U.S.-China Commission Hearing Discusses China's Rare Earth Policies

At a U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission hearing today on U.S.-China Competition in Global Supply Chains, there was a discussion of the reasons for China's rise in rare earth element production, as well as the current state of central government involvement in that

Australian Company with Key Chinese Shareholder Brings ISDS Complaint Against Denmark, Greenland on Rare Earth Mine

Greenland Minerals A/S ("GMAS") has brought a contract-based ISDS complaint against the governments of Greenland (known as "Naalakkersuisut") and Denmark in response to a Greenland law that bans uranium prospecting, exploration, and exploitation, and which interferes with the company's Kvanefjeld rare earths project
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