Europe opens markets to Vietnamese industrial minerals

By IM Staff
Published: Wednesday, 24 February 2016

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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...

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