Trump’s EV minerals tariffs spark fears of new rare earths-like crisis

Critical minerals for the EV and battery supply chain will be hit by latest US tariffs on Chinese imports
At the start of July, it was announced that the US has started the process to impose tariffs on a further US $200 billion of Chinese imports.

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a list of products that would be hit by punitive tariffs of 10%. The minerals affected include, flake and artificial graphite, coated spherical graphite for use in anodes, lithium carbonate and hydroxide and cobalt.

Considering the globalised nature of the battery supply chain and . . .

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