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European Commission analysing 54 materials to update critical metals list

April 22, 2014 - 19:05 GMT Location: London

KEYWORDS: European Commission , critical raw materials , minor metals

The European Commission is analysing 54 substances to update its list of critical materials that could face supply shortages in the next 20 years, a policy officer at the enterprise and industry department confirmed.

Market participants involved in discussions to help the commission update the list have said silicon will be added as a critical metal, while tantalum could be removed. The commission declined to...

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