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Chinańˇ╗s Rare Earth Industry and Export Regime: Economic and Trade Implications for the United States
Wayne M. Morrison (au); Rachel Tang (au)
Over the past few years, the Chinese government has implemented a number of policies to tighten its control over the production and export of ńˇýrare earthsńˇŁ ńˇţ a unique group of 17 metal elements on the periodic table that exhibit a range of special properties, such as magnetism, luminescence, and strength. Rare earths are important to a number of high technology industries, including renewable energy and various defense systems. Chinańˇ╗s position as the worldńˇ╗s dominant producer and supplier of rare earths (97% of total output) and its policies to limit exports have raised concerns among many in Congress, especially given the importance of rare earths to a variety of U.S. commercial industries, as well as to U.S. defense industries that produce various weapon systems. Contents of this report: Introduction; Background on Rare Earths; Overview of U.S. Rare Earth Trade; China as the Worldńˇ╗s Dominant Rare Earth Supplier; Chinańˇ╗s Rare Earth Policy and Implications; Rare Earth Trade Issues; The U.S. Response to Chinańˇ╗s Export Restrictions on Rare Earths; Rare Earths as a Political Weapon?; Issues for Congress. Figures and tables. This is a print on demand report.
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