This policy was created with the following objectives:
To strengthen the different stages of the European CRM value chain;
To diversify the EU's imports of CRMs to reduce strategic dependencies;
To improve the EU capacity to monitor and mitigate current and future risks of disruptions to the supply of CRMs;
To ensure the free movement of CRMs on the single market while ensuring a high level of environmental protection, by improving their circularity and sustainability.