South Africa holds landmark meeting on chrome exports
Sep 04, 2012 | 01:23 PM
| Bianca Markram
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa In a milestone, the South African government has met with representatives from all factions of the nations chrome and ferrochrome industry to discuss what to do about unbridled chrome ore exports, sources told AMM sister publication Metal Bulletin.
The first-of-its-kind meeting took place "at the end of last week," around Aug. 24, sources said. The countrys Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) invited key players from the ferrochrome, independent chrome ore and platinum by-product UG2 industries.
"This was the very first meetingearly days, still," one of the attendees told Metal Bulletin. "The initiative to do this is constructive. Its to try and find a way forward for the industry at large. We didnt make headway as of yet, but I would not expect that as such from a single meeting."....
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