Hong Kong, China (CNN) – For the past decade, a small company in Estonia has struggled to carve out a slice of the rare earth industry dominated by China. Now Silmet Rare Metals suddenly finds itself on the map as a result of recent trade disputes between China, the U.S. and Japan over rare earth minerals.
"We've been trying to get in the door for the past ten years, Suddenly, we're the prettiest girl at the dance," says CEO David O'Brock.
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China rare earth spat helps Estonia firm