Europe opens markets to Vietnamese industrial minerals
Published: Wednesday, 03 February 2016
The text of a new trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam has been released, outlining key measures such as the cancellation of tariffs on Vietnamese rare earths exported into the EU, while the Southeast Asian country is to benefit from the removal of duties on European lithium.
By Keith Nuthall
Details have been released explaining how the EU will
open up its markets to rare earths
and other minerals from Vietnam under a trade deal struck in
August 2015, despite concerns the country is a conduit for
smuggled raw materials from southern China.
The agreement, which was...