China did not export gallium and germanium in August, Reuters reports. This is due to export controls that have been in place since the beginning of last month and were justified with reference to national security. Licenses are now required because both technology metals are so-called dual-use goods, meaning they can be used for both civilian and military purposes. Given the long time it takes to process export applications, the development in August comes as no surprise: up to 45 days are estimated for this. However, the first licenses have now been issued, Reuters cites the Commerce Ministry.
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