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CRM Charter Released

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The CRM Alliance and its members have developed a “Charter on Critical Raw Materials Policy”. The overall aim of the Charter is to promote Critical Raw Materials and provide recommendations to the European Union and to the wider stakeholder community on how Critical Raw Material policy should develop in the upcoming decades. This charter, formed […]

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Campaign to promote and not substitute Critical Raw Materials

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Five Members of the Alliance participated in the Special Action against Substitution, coordinated by the CRM Alliance Secretariat. The aim of the special action was to highlight the important applications of CRMs, the need to protect their uses and promote a better understanding of the complex process associated with substitution. In particular, the  CRM Alliance has taken […]

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Call for Experts for 2020 EU CRM List

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From 12 to 16 November 2018, the European Commission hosted its 3rd edition of the Raw Materials Week, with one day (Monday 12 November) completely dedicated to Critical Raw Materials in our everyday life. Various  information and news concerning CRMs were shared with participants. One of the most important elements that emerged is the beginning […]

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CRM Alliance Quarterly Newsletter – Autumn Edition

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In this issue: CRM Alliance updates 5 Takeaways from the CRM Day – The Current Status of CRMs in the EU Campaign to promote and not substitute CRMs BeST becomes official campaign partner of EU-OSHA workplace campaign October Cobalt News Magazine now available 2018 Antimony Day on the importance of flame retardants The MedTech Forum […]

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European Commission presents its Work Programme 2019

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On 23 October 2018, the European Commission presented its Work Programme 2019. The work programme focuses on 15 new initiatives, 10 new REFIT evaluations and 45 pending priority proposal. The European Commission also suggest to withdraw or repeal 17 pending proposal or existing laws. Important initiatives involving CRMs are, among others, Completing the Energy Union and the Circular Economy […]

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CRM DAY – The Current Status of CRMs in the EU

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On 27 September 2018, the second bi-annual CRM Day took place at the Club Des Guides, Brussels. The event, entitled “The Current Status of CRMs in the European Union”, gathered key players in the raw materials field. The speakers of the two panels, respectively dedicated to Production and Trade of CRMs, identified the key issues […]

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CRM Alliance Quarterly Newsletter – Summer Edition

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In this issue: CRM Day September 2018 – Do not forget to register; Critical Raw Materials for the Defence Industry: A dialogue with policymakers; CRM Day March 2018 – Challenges to Primary & Secondary Production of CRMs; EUROALLIAGES speaks at the REACH Enforcement Summit Europe; 2018 Antimony Day on the importance of flame retardants; T.I.C. hosts its 59th General Assembly; […]

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U.S. publishes official list of critical minerals

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On 18 May 2018, the U.S. Department of the Interior published its official list of 35 minerals considered critical to U.S. National Security and Economy. Following the open consultation launched in February, a total of 453 comments were submitted and considered by the Department of the Interior who concluded in favour of the methodology used to draft […]

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