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Sourcing China-Free EV Battery Metals Will Be on the Agenda at This Week’s U.S., Japan, Philippines Summit


The Philippines’ large nickel reserves, a key metal used to manufacture electric vehicle batteries, will be high on the agenda at this week’s first-ever summit among the leaders of the U.S., Japan, and the Philippines that will begin on Thursday in Washington, D.C.

The Philippines is the world’s second-largest nickel producer behind Indonesia. However, unlike Indonesia, Chinese mining and processing companies are not as well established in the Philippines. This makes the country particularly attractive to the U.S. and Japan, which are looking to eliminate China from their critical resource supply chains.

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