China tightens procedural grip on rare earth mineral exports

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 11 January 2019

Strict observance and application of new guidelines are intended to limit smuggling of rare-earth materials, but the country’s dominant position in the market makes this an international concern.

By Sunder Singh

Chinese authorities made an unexpected move in the first week of January by issuing new guidelines for the export of rare-earth minerals exported from the country.

The guidelines were jointly released by the Ministry of Industry & Information Technology and 11 other government agencies, and are expected...