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Draft Regulations For Bauxite Mining In Pahang Cap Monthly Export Total At 600,000 Metric Tons

Draft Regulations For Bauxite Mining In Pahang Cap Monthly Export Total At 600,000 Metric Tons

In a move long anticipated and much awaited by Malaysia’s bauxite miners, the Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry yesterday released a draft of the standard operating procedures (SOP) it expects to put into place to govern the practice of extracting and...

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Malaysian Bauxite Ban To Lapse On March 31

A ban of over three years on bauxite mining in Malaysia is finally set to come to an end, as government officials confirmed earlier this week that next month will be its last. Commenting to domestic media on Monday, Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr. Xavier Jayakumar confirmed that the latest extension of the […]

Site Preparation Begins For Altech’s High-Purity Alumina Plant In Western Malaysia

Australian innovator Altech Chemicals Ltd. said yesterday that the firm’s Development Order for its high-purity alumina (HPA) plant in Malaysia has received all necessary approvals from the state, and the establishment works at the plant’s site have begun. Per Altech, activity currently ongoing at the site includes hoarding of the site; establishment of a site […]

AEC Welcomes Aluminium Extrusion Transshipment Determination By U.S. Government Against Two Chinese Firms

American aluminium trade group The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) yesterday greeted the news that the Federal government determined that imports from Chinese firm Sun Bright International Corporation and Fair Importing Corporation constitute illicit transshipment of extruded aluminium into the United States. Earlier this week U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released results of its Enforce […]

Bauxite Ban Violators Will Be Granted No Export Licenses: Malaysian Government

Though the government is prepared to issue bauxite export licenses (AP) for the first time since bauxite mining was banned in 2016, Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr. Xavier Jayakumar says that companies that violated the moratorium can expect to be turned down when they apply. Xavier continued by noting that his office is […]

Malaysia To Begin Issuing Bauxite Ore Export Permits For Remaining Stockpiles

After languishing in place for almost 32 months, the Malaysian government has decided to give the go-ahead to bauxite mining firms to begin applying for approved permits (AP) allowing for export of the bauxite stockpiles left behind in Pahang. Per local media, the decision to commence issuing export permits came during the course of a […]