United States and Canada Finalize Action Plan on Critical Minerals Cooperation

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Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
Media Note
January 9, 2020


Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Cynthia Kierscht and Associate Deputy Minister of Natural Resources Canada Shawn Tupper finalized the U.S.-Canada Critical Minerals Action Plan in December 2019.  This achieves a goal set by President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau in June 2019.  Cooperation under the Action Plan includes securing the supply of critical minerals for strategic industries and defense; improving information sharing on critical mineral resources; engaging with the private sector; and working together in multilateral fora and with third countries.  The Action Plan outlines a range of joint activities, such as research and development cooperation, supply chain modeling, and increased support for industry.  The comprehensive, whole-of-government approach outlined in the Action Plan will strengthen the U.S.-Canada supply chain for critical minerals, which are essential to U.S. and Canadian security and future prosperity.

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