Trade Finance TV: why are rare earth metals pivotal to global trade?

On this week’s podcast, we explore the role of rare earth metals (REMs) and how they are essential raw inputs used to manufacture more than 200 different commercial products, as well as everyday consumer goods such as mobile phones, cameras, computer drives, floodlights and microwave filters.

The global supply chain for these rare earth metals is fragile and vulnerable to geopolitics. We’ve asked our guests on Trade Finance TV to take a closer look at geopolitical choke points, supply risks, and what is being done to manage this by governments, producers and financiers.

Published on May 30, 2023