#China’s Grip on #RareEarths May Have Proven Too Strong for #Trump

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The #US appears to have shelved its plan to levy tariffs on a critical collection of minerals used in everything from hybrid vehicles to electronic gadgets and military hardware.

Rare earths including #Scandium and #Yttrium are absent from the latest list of about $200 billion of #Chinese goods on which the #Trump administration plans to impost duties from next week. They were among a number of items scrubbed from the preliminary target list released in July along with car seats and Bluetooth devices.

Read more at: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-18/china-s-grip-on-rare-earths-may-have-proven-too-strong-for-trump

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