CRM Day: Critical & Strategic Materials – A Global Perspective


CRM Day: Critical & Strategic Materials – A Global Perspective Introduction On 26 September 2017, the second bi-annual event on Critical Raw Materials took place. The event, entitled: “Critical and Strategic Materials – A Global Perspective”, gathered interested stakeholders, government representatives and EU officials to discuss the different perspectives and approaches to critical and strategic […]

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Don’t Forget to Register – CRM Day (26 September 2017)

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Critical & Strategic Materials – A Global Perspective (Club Royal des Guides, Rue d’Arlon 32, Brussels) Opening – Martin Tauber, President of CRM Alliance Peter Handley, Head of Unit for Research Efficiency & Raw Materials, DG GROW Panel 1: CRMs & Strategic Materials – A European Perspective (10:15-11:00) Presentation by Milan Grohol, Policy Officer for […]

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CRM Alliance Quarterly Newsletter – Spring/Summer Edition

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In this Issue: CRM Day 2017 – Critical Raw Materials: An International Perspective IMA Publishes EU Magnesium Recycling Study MMTA Annual Conference 2017: Engines, Batteries & Innovation CRM Alliance Attends SCRREEN Expert Workshops EC Publishes Methodology for Establishing the EU list of Critical Raw Materials Anti-Dumping: More Robust Rules to Defend EU Industry & Jobs […]

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Commission Publishes Methodology for New CRM List

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On 11 July 2017, the European Commission published its guidelines on the methodology for establishing the EU list of critical raw materials. This is a prescriptive document containing the guidelines and the ‘ready-to-apply’ methodology for the EU criticality assessment and the revision of the list of critical raw materials for the EU. These synthesised guidelines […]

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CRM Alliance Quarterly Newsletter – Autumn/Winter Edition (2016)

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In this issue: CRM Day 2016 – CRMs & the Circular Economy: One of the Five Priority Areas MEP Interest Group on Critical Raw Materials Launches Joint Statement CRM Delegation Presents Position on Trade Policy CRM Alliance President Speaks at 18th Metallurgy & Materials Congress EU Files WTO Panel Request against Chinese Export Restrictions Workshop […]

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EU Commission Publishes Defence Action Plan

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On 30 November 2016, the European Commission published its Defence Action Plan, which includes a European Defence Fund and other actions, to support the Member States in more efficient spending in joint defence capabilities, strengthen European citizens’ security and foster a competitive and innovative industrial base. More concretely, the Commission proposes: (i) to support investment […]

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6th EU-US-Japan Trilateral Conference on Critical Materials

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On 29 November 2016, the EU hosted the 6th EU-US-Japan Trilateral Conference on Critical Materials, which focused on strategies for the sustainable supply of critical raw materials. The conference was split into four sessions: Session 1: “Criticality and risk analysis” – focused on material flows and stocks, raw materials data, information for policy-making, and methodology […]

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Commission Publishes its 2017 Work Programme


On 25 October 2016, the European Commission published its new Work Programme, entitled: ‘Delivering a Europe that protects, empowers and defends. This year’s Work Programme proposes 21 key initiatives, 18 REFIT proposals, 19 withdrawal proposals, and 34 priority pending proposals. These proposals include: a proposal to amend the EU’s anti-dumping legislation, the implementation of the […]

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Commission Calls on Member States to Strengthen European Defences Against Unfair Trade

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Today, the European Commission adopted its communication, entitled: ‘Towards a robust trade policy for the EU in the interest of jobs and growth’. In its communication the Commission outlined how a new anti-dumping methodology, which the Commission intends to propose, would be used to address situations where market conditions do not prevail, whilst dealing with […]

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