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Foreign countries to U.S.: Work with allies to secure vanadium production

July 29, 2020 at 12:32 PM
Restrictions on vanadium imports will lead to severe supply disruptions because the U.S. industry relies almost exclusively on imports, several countries told the administration last week, instead urging Washington to boost coordination with key allies. The Commerce Department in June initiated an investigation into the national security implications of vanadium imports. U.S. demand for vanadium -- which is mainly used as an alloy addition to iron and steel -- is “entirely supplied through imports,” the agency said on June 2...

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