Copper Supply From Top Mine Threatened as Export Ban Looms

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  • Concentrate exports from Grasberg to halt if rules not changed
  • Freeport will have to cut back operations without a resolution

The Grasberg copper and gold mining complex in Papua province, Indonesia.

Photographer: Dadang Tri/Bloomberg

Exports from the world’s second-largest copper mine in Indonesia are under threat as a government ban on overseas concentrate shipments is scheduled to come into force from the middle of January.

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