NEWSBREAK: DRC bans export of cobalt, copper concs after mega-mine Kamoa Kakula's debut

An order sent to miners in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Wednesday May 26 has banned the export of copper and cobalt concentrate.

Fastmarkets confirmed with three companies operating copper and cobalt mines in DRC that they all received the notice, signed by Bernard Bosele Pilipilithe provincial director of Customs and Excise in the Katanga province of DRC.
At present, the trucks carrying copper and cobalt concentrate could still pass through the border, and the effective date of the order is not mentioned, sources said. 

The order comes at an...


Julian Luk

May 27, 2021

19:51 GMT