Public Consultation on the “Critical Raw Materials Act”

Period: 30 September 2022 – 25 November 2022

Today, the Commission has launched a call for evidence and public consultation in preparation for the European Critical Raw Materials Act, which was announced by President von der Leyen during her 2022 State of the Union Speech. The consultation is open to all stakeholders including organisations and companies.

Interested parties are invited to provide comments and evidence and reply to targeted questions on the current problems faced along the critical raw materials supply chain within and outside of the EU and how to address them. The questions cover the different stages of the value chain, from extraction to processing and recycling. The Critical Raw Materials Act will notably aim to identify policy actions necessary for developing strategic projects to strengthen the EU supply chains while maintaining a sustainable level playing field.

Euromines will prepare a draft reply to the consultation and react to the approach taken by the Commission.

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