Baoutou Steel fails to qualify for China’s 2014 rare earth quota

By Laura Syrett
Published: Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Environmental issues at production facilities bar company from receiving allocation

The world’s largest rare earths producer, Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Hi-Tech Co., has been excluded from China’s first batch of rare earth export quotas for 2014 because of problems with its environmental practices.

China released its quota for 15,110 tonnes rare earth exports for the first...

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