On 30 September, the European Commission launched the call for evidence and public consultation in preparation for the Critical Raw Materials Act (CRM Act).
These news come after Commission President von der Leyen's announcement of a CRM Act at the State of the European Union address and the eventual discussion at the COMPET Council of 29 September, during which Germany and France presented their joint position on the CRM Act, and proposed a three pillar structure for the upcoming legislation:
strengthening crisis management and early warning systems,
evaluating existing financing instruments,
ensuring fair-trade and sustainable market framework.
Stakeholders are invited to provide comments and evidence and reply to targeted questions on the current problems faced along the critical raw materials supply chain within and outside of the EU and how to address them. The questions cover the different stages of the value chain, from extraction to processing and recycling.
The deadline for feedback is 25 November and the legislative proposal is expected in Q1 2023.
The CRM Alliance welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback and will publish its position.
To access the public consultation, click here.