Critical minerals and rare earth delegation part of inaugural Strategic Economic Dialogue

  • Media release
28 March 2022

As part of the inaugural Strategic Economic Dialogue with the United States, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan is leading a delegation of CEOs from the critical minerals and rare earths sector to take part in a Critical Minerals Roundtable with US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo.

The delegation will also meet with US Members of Congress, government officials and CEOs of leading US critical minerals businesses.

“This delegation will help deepen the ties between Australian critical minerals businesses, potential investors, and the US government,” Mr Tehan said.

“Our Government is working to help facilitate partnerships between Australian critical mineral project proponents and potential sources of offtake and investment.

“As global demand grows for critical minerals for use in rechargeable batteries, electronic devices and advanced technologies, Australia is well positioned to become a trusted supplier of critical minerals to the US, and the world.

“Australia is a partner of choice for critical minerals investors, with one of the largest recoverable resources of critical minerals; a strong, efficient regulatory environment; and importantly, we offer supply chain resilience.”

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