A ban on exports of tin concentrate from the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo was lifted on 2 May, according to Bloomberg.

Shipments from both North and South Kivu provinces had been halted in mid-April, but the Minister of Mines has now issued new export licences to 11 companies. Shipments from South Kivu, which accounts for about a quarter of total exports, continue to be restricted.

The new licensing arrangements stipulate that concentrates exported should have a minimum tin content of 55%.