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Guaranteed quality with LME-approved brands

The LME delivery system relies on a user being guaranteed a specified quality and quantity of metal. To ensure a consistency in quality, all metal delivered into LME-approved storage facilities must be an LME-approved brand and conform to specifications on quality, shape and weight.

Producers looking to register their production for LME delivery must meet certain criteria for each brand before gaining LME approval.

Approved brands

As of January 2017, 575 producer brands of metal from over 64 countries have been approved as good delivery against LME contracts.

Metal specifications

All listed brands must meet specific requirements on quality, as outlined in the chemical composition for each metal.

How to list your brand

Find out the process for listing your brand for LME delivery by following the guidance notes for applicant producers.

Samplers and assayers

LME listed samplers and assayers (LSAs) are independent organisations who sample and evaluate the quality of metals.