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News article6 July 2023Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs1 min read

Enhancing cooperation with Japan on critical raw materials supply chains through a new Administrative Arrangement

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs of the European Commission and the Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security (JOGMEC) signed an 'Administrative Arrangement on Cooperation in Critical Raw Materials Supply Chains' in Brussels, ahead of the EU-Japan Summit, at the occasion of the visit of the President of JOGMEC to Brussels.

The agreement is part of the EU’s objective to strengthen its global engagement with reliable partners at the multilateral level and through mutually beneficial partnerships, as outlined in the recent Critical Raw Materials Act proposed by the European Commission.

Today’s agreement presents an opportunity to deepen our cooperation with a forward-looking and ambitious partner like Japan on issues that are essential for the green and digital transition of our industries. It will allow us to share information and deepen our respective understandings in key areas, particularly in supply chain risk management, innovation, and recycling and circularity frameworks and exchanging information on projects and relevant support instruments.

More information

Critical Raw Materials Act webpage