Rare Earths ‘11: Illegal smuggling debated at industry event

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott
Published: Wednesday, 16 November 2011

"No one can know exact numbers”; quotas will not be fully utilised

Delegates at the 7th International Rare Earths Conference in Hong Kong were hotly debating the impact of illegal smuggling on Wednesday.

While some placed the level of smuggled rare earths from China at between 10,000 and 20,000 tpa, others said the figure was a lot higher....

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