DRC cobalt concs export ban pushed back again until energy crisis resolved

The proposed ban on copper and cobalt exports from the Democratic Republic of Congo that was postponed until December 2016 has again been put on hold, with no specific date for its implementation.

The ban, first mooted in 2007, will apply to exports of both copper and cobalt concentrates and will come into effect as soon as the energy difficulties faced by producers are overcome. “The export of copper and cobalt concentrates is banned,” the notice, signed by mines minister Martin Kabwelulu and finance minister Henri AV Mulang, states. “However,...


James Heywood

January 11, 2017

17:29 GMT