CRM Alliance: fighting for critical raw materials

By Emma Hughes
Published: Thursday, 16 April 2015

Speaking out at a meeting in Brussels this week, a member of the European Parliament said that communication should be at the centre of creating an effective critical raw materials policy. But with pressure on the European Commission mounting, and industry facing various trade obstacles, is the message really getting through?

Critical raw materials (CRMs), which have been defined as economically and strategically important resources, have long faced difficulties when it comes to being traded either into or from the European Union (EU). Trade duties, substitute materials and legislative barriers are just a few of the issues highlighted by industry over...