DRC delays export ban on copper, cobalt concentrate
Jul 11, 2013 | 11:56 AM
| Felix Njini
WINDHOEK, Namibia The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will allow exports of copper and cobalt concentrates until Dec. 31, extending an export window to mining companies that previously was planned to end this month.
"The exports of copper and cobalt concentrates are prohibited. However, a moratorium of up (to Dec. 31, 2013, has been) given to all mining operators that produce copper concentrates and cobalt to comply with this ban," DRC mines minister Martin Kabwelulu said in a decree. "Mine operators producing concentrates of copper and cobalt can continue exporting during the period of the moratorium."....
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