Borates barriers: European regulations stifle supply

By Emma Hughes
Published: Tuesday, 05 May 2015

Eti Maden, the world’s largest producer of borates, has told IM that the struggle to overcome legislation and trade barriers in Europe is still a very real issue for critical raw materials suppliers.

Crippling legislation and trade barriers are hampering borates supply in Europe, according to one leading supplier.

Speaking at a Critical Raw Materials Alliance meeting in Brussels, Belgium, in April, Bayram Ankarali, general manager of Etimine SA, a wholly-owned European subsidiary of Turkey-based producer Eti Maden, said that despite the company’s...

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