ANNOUNCEMENT 05 Apr 2013In April 2013, the government of the Congo announced an altered export prohibition.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
1. DRC's ban on export of copper and cobalt concentrates postponed until December 31, 2013
2. UPDATE 2-Congo bans exports of copper, cobalt concentrates
3. Congo bans copper, cobalt concentrates exports
4. Lundin Mining Falls After Congo Halts Some Copper Exports
According to consistent press reports, on 5 April 2013 the Mines Minster Martin Kabwelulu signed an order that bans exports of unrefined copper and cobalt concentrates in order to push miners to add more value into these goods before exporting them. The ban is reported to enter into force 90 days after its signature (see, e.g., source 2 and 3).