On 11 July 2017, the European Commission published its guidelines on the methodology for establishing the EU list of critical raw materials. This is a prescriptive document containing the guidelines and the ‘ready-to-apply’ methodology for the EU criticality assessment and the revision of the list of critical raw materials for the EU.
These synthesised guidelines build on the methodology used to establish the lists of CRM in 2011 and 2014 and integrate the methodological improvements identified by the European Commission in the project assessment of the methodology on the list of critical raw materials, in consultations with the Ad-Hoc Working Group defining critical raw materials.
In addition to explaining the main changes to the methodology for the upcoming list, the guidance document contains recommendations on how to reorganize and improve the single fact sheets of the assessed raw materials.
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