Hiccup or Hardball: China's Role in America's Future
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
Also co-sponsored by: The Section of International Law Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Committee, International Trade Committee, China Committee, International Energy & Natural Resources Committee, and Russia/Eurasia Committee
In-Person Event at:
Wiley Rein LLP
1776 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Lunch provided, courtesy Wiley Rein LLP
Teleconference Option Available!
What are REMs (Rare Earth Minerals)? What are they are used for? Why are they crucial to economic development and critical enablers of National Security? Is China monopolizing the production and refining of REMs globally? If so, what are the ways forward for the U.S. to re-invest in REMs to achieve self-sufficiency for itself and its close allies?
Our experts will outline the relevant U.S. export control regulations and how such controls have the potential to become battlegrounds between industry and government should China decide to embargo certain U.S. Allies (China currently restricts – and in some instances prohibits – the sale of REMs to Japan over its political stance regarding the ongoing dispute over the Senkaku Islands). Should China’s economy falter, politics and political intransigence have the potential to erupt over this issue, thus resulting in a substantial rise in the price of REMs on the global mineral markets. In December 2016 Scandium metal was $15,000.00 per KG.
Do companies need to find a “roundabout” to obtain the REMs required to manufacture their products? Do U.S. agencies have a responsibility to assist industry in achieving sufficient quantities of REMs to ensure U.S. industrial and military viability? A seasoned panel of experts will address these and other pressing questions.
- Jonathan Michael Meyer, Attorney at Law
- Ailish M. NicPhaidin, MPRII, President & CEO Partnerships International, Inc.
- Barbara Clements, President of Barbara Clements & Associates, Inc. (BCA)