In addition to the call for evidence, the European Commission has published a public consultation on the upcoming Critical raw Materials Act.
BeST and its members have contributed to the public consultation answering the questions contained in the questionnaire.
Additionally, BeST has submitted a position paper to the questionnaire highlighting the following key points:
"One size fits all" approach is undesirable when addressing raw materials
Commodity-specific trade-offs should be considered
Policy actions should be developed considering the heterogeneity of raw materials and their intrinsic properties
All possible solutions and opportunities to secure the sourcing of needed raw materials should be considered and implemented
Guidance on the relationship between the 'strategic' list of materials and the EU critical raw materials list is needed
Read our position paper