By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

China to impose export restrictions on rare earth metals technology & OECD publishes policy paper on raw materials

China is reported to be preparing a ban on the export of technology needed to process and magnetise rare earth metals. Rare earths metals have uses in advanced technology such as high-performance magnets used in electric vehicles and wind turbine motors. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce proposed changes to its ‘Catalogue of Technologies Prohibited and Restricted from Export’ last year …


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Maya Lester KC is a senior barrister (King’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human...

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