Rare Earths

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U.S., Canada Explore Critical Minerals Strategies, Emphasizing Competition with China

The U.S. and Canadian governments have both held hearings and discussions, as well as taking specific actions, in recent weeks in response to China's dominance of the critical minerals market and with the objective of pushing forward with plans to develop their own supply chains in this area.

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

Last week, Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Mark Kelly (D-AZ) introduced legislation intended to "protect America from the threat of rare-earth element supply disruptions, encourage domestic production of those elements, and reduce our reliance on China."

Governments Weigh In on Section 232 Investigation on Neodymium Magnets

As we reported here, in late September the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) initiated an investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 "to determine the effects on U.S. national security from imports of Neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) permanent magnets." China is by far

Biden Administration Emphasizes That U.S. Policy Towards Africa Will Not Force a Choice Between U.S. and China

During a recent trip to several African countries, Secretary of State Antony Blinken offered some comments on how the Biden administration sees the role of the United States and China in Africa, emphasizing the positive impact the United States hopes to have on Africa and deemphasizing the idea of competition

Public Comments Received in Section 232 Investigation on Neodymium Magnets

As we reported here, in late September the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) initiated an investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 "to determine the effects on U.S. national security from imports of Neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) permanent magnets." China is by far

U.S. Agency Releases New Draft List of Critical Minerals Including REEs

The U.S. Geological Survey at the Department of the Interior (DOI) issued the 2021 Draft List of Critical Minerals today. The list is designed to address the concern that the United States is heavily dependent on imports of certain mineral commodities that are vital to “economic and national security

Commerce Department Initiates Section 232 Investigation on Neodymium Magnets

The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced on Friday that it has initiated an investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 "to determine the effects on U.S. national security from imports of Neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) permanent magnets." The press release does not
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