Producers looking to register a brand for delivery against LME contracts must follow strict guidelines with regards to quality, grade, shape and weight, as stated in the physical specifications for each metal.

Beyond this, the LME price increasingly reflects the value of responsibly sourced metal.

Details of the process for registering a brand with the LME are outlined in the guidance notes.

Please note that these guidance notes should be read in conjunction with Part 6 of the LME Rulebook for the applicable metal.

Aluminium guidance notes (PDF)

Aluminium Alloy guidance notes (PDF)

Cobalt guidance notes (PDF)

Copper guidance notes (PDF)

Lead guidance notes (PDF)

NASAAC guidance notes (PDF)

Nickel guidance notes - updated May 2023 (PDF)

Tin guidance notes (PDF)

Zinc guidance notes (PDF)

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