This issue includes the following topics-
Message from the Executive Team
Public Procurement of Materials Critical to US National Security
Magnesium Metal Market Overview
Rare Earth Elements: Sustainable European Resource
Book Review- Critical Metals Handbook
Letter from North America
The New Age of Robots
European Union seeks to stem use of conflict minerals BRUSSELS, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The EU's trade chief will present a voluntary scheme in March aimed at stemming the import of minerals from conflict zones and prevent mining them from financing war and strife, EU officials said on Wednesday...
Candidate List update - Seven new Substances of very high concern (SVHC) added Seven substances have been added to the Candidate List. These are listed below and details can be found on the
Brussels 21st January EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht announced his decision to consult the public on the investment provisions of a future EU-US trade deal, known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Commissioner De Gucht said: “Governments must always be free to regulate so they can protect people and the environment. But they must also find the right balance and treat investors fairly, so they can attract investment. International investment agreements like TTIP should ensure they do both...
The MMTA Warehouse Committee is pleased to confirm that the Euro-Rijn warehouse at: Vlasweg 19, Moerdijk, The Netherlands has received MMTA Warehouse approval for a further 2 years until December 2015. A new Euro-Rijn warehouse location is also formally approved by the MMTA Warehouse Committee: Transitoweg 1A, Moerdijk, The Netherlands