Freeport Indonesia obtains new copper export permit

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Indonesia has approved a new export permit for 1.07 million tonnes of copper concentrate for Freeport Indonesia, operator of the world’s second-biggest copper mine, an energy ministry official told Reuters.

The permit is from March 16 this year and will last until March 15, 2021, the ministry official and Riza Pratama, a Freeport Indonesia spokesman, told Reuters separately.

Indonesia had also approved a new export permit for 373,626 tonnes of copper concentrate for PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara, which is also valid for a year.

(By Wilda Asmarini and Fathin Ungku; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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