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Regs stopping Chile lithium growth

A lack of clear rules and the ongoing dispute between the government and leading lithium producer SQM are hurting Chile’s ability to respond to the growth in lithium demand, according to presenters at the Lithium Forum 2017 in Santiago, Chile.

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Chile: really good at lithium exploration, bad at regulation (photo: SQM)

Lawyer Cristian Quinzio, partner of Quinzio Abogados, walked delegates through the existing legal framework and concluded that there was no legislation for lithium given the government had declared it