This has, of course, boosted the companies that are focusing on electromobility and, in particular, the companies that supply or will supply the raw materials needed for this. Also the rare earth company American Rare Earths (WKN A2P8A0 / ASX ARR), which among other things develops the already advanced rare earth deposit La Paz in Arizona, has in view of this - and in view of extremely pleasing news from the company - recently gone into steep upwards trajectory!
If these general developments are already giving the e-mobility sector such a strong boost, the question is what will happen if the bill introduced just this week by a Democratic representative in the U.S. House of Representatives, which is specifically aimed at the rare earth sector, is passed?
The bill, which is also supported by a Republican congressman, would give tax breaks to companies that produce rare earth magnets in the U.S. - where China currently dominates.
It is the latest in a series of bills in the U.S. to create a national strategy that will lead to more rare earths, lithium and other so-called "strategic minerals" used to make electric vehicles, weapons and electronics being produced in the U.S. The bill is expected to be signed into law by the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday.
So now this includes the Rare Earth Magnet Manufacturing Production Tax Credit Act, which provides $20 per kilogram in tax relief for neodymium-iron-boron magnets manufactured in the United States. This tax credit increases to $30 per kilogram if the magnets were made with rare earths mined in the United States!
Rare earths are not so much rare, but more importantly usually difficult and expensive to mine and also to process. MP Materials' Mountain Pass mine in California is the only rare earth mine on U.S. soil, but it has to rely on Chinese partners for processing. China, after all, dominates the rare earths market in almost every sector.
There are still no producers of rare earth magnets in the U.S., but MP Materials wants to do so in the future just like other privately held companies. Tax breaks like those now being proposed could help make those plans a reality, industry sources said.
Bottom line: tax breaks for U.S.-made REE magnets, which go up yet again if the rare earths also originate in the United States, sound like they were tailor-made for American Rare Earths (WKN A2P8A0 / ASX ARR), in our view. Not to mention that the U.S. is just throwing money around at the moment anyway to build its own supply chains for "strategic minerals," which include rare earths. It should be exciting to see what happens next for American Rare Earths and its US subsidiary Western Rare Earths. The company does not only have the advanced rare earth project La Paz project but also projects in Wyoming and Nevada. We will stay tuned in any case!
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