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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Platinum Export Law

MOSCOW -- Acting President Vladimir Putin was reported Thursday to have signed a decree allowing platinum group metals exports this year, but the news could not immediately be officially confirmed.

Interfax reported Putin had signed a decree issuing export quotas for platinum group metals for 2000, quoting Gokhran, the state precious metals and gems reserve.

But Gokhran would not confirm the news. "I cannot confirm anything officially at the moment, as I haven't seen the signed document personally," Gokhran press secretary Alexei Druzhinin said.