BNamericas provides a roundup of the most important Mining and Metals stories in Latin America.
The new rules, the government said, positively impact around 4,500 imports not produced in the country.
Canadian mining exploration companies Regulus Resources, Glen Eagle Resources, Columbus Gold and Condor Resources provide operating updates on their projects.
Price increases for distributors have also been announced by local steelmakers ArcelorMittal and Gerdau in the last two months.
The latest news from junior mining companies operating in Argentina, Chile and Mexico.
Economic growth in Peru is accelerating hand-in-hand with surging metals exports on the back of rising prices and shipments, providing a shot in the arm for the government's ambitions to move forward with billions of dollars in infrastructure projects.
Antamina is using drones for monitoring truck fleets, robots for checking for leaks in pipelines and advanced analytics to study the right fuel balance for machinery.