Public consultation on future non-energy raw materials policy Published on: 24/01/2008, Last update: 02/09/2009
The growing global economy is putting significant pressure on the competitive situation of EU manufacturing industries and raises questions over costs and security of access to primary and secondary non-energy raw materials. The situation calls for an integrated policy which covers trade, development, environment, external relations, research and industrial policies.
A Commission Staff Working document on the competitiveness of the EU non-energy extractive industry of 4 June 2007 analysed the availability of non-energy raw materials within the EU. It also examined the different drivers of a competitive extractive industry in Europe.
As a next step, the Commission is preparing a Communication which is expected to be finalised in the second half of 2008, setting out a European strategy on non-energy raw materials.
In preparation of the Communication, the Commission services invited stakeholders to give their opinion, until 24 March 2008 on the issues and policy options raised in a background paper.
Below you fill find the summary of the replies to the online questionnaire.
In addition, we have also published a number of individual position papers , as authorised by the respondents.