China’s ban on Myanmar imports to hit rare earth, fluorspar

By Carrie Shi
Published: Monday, 20 May 2019

China’s halt on imports from Myanmar since May 14, including rare-earth ore and fluorspar imports, is affecting prices for medium and heavy rare earths, while fluorspar faces future supply issues.

The recent armed conflict and unsafe situation in northern Myanmar influenced China's decision to stop importing rare earth ore and other rare-earth-related imports from Myanmar through Tengchong Customs, Yunnan province, China, from May 14. 

Fluorspar to face supply headwinds
Myanmar is also one of the major import countries for...

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