The Institute for rare earths e.V. considers itself as a network of contacts , bringing the mining operations, licensing bodies, exploration companies, investors, consumers and government agencies together. , The objective is to counteract against the shortage , of these elements , becoming increasingly, bigger through a variety of export restrictions.. This objective is to counteract the shortage of these elements becoming increasingly bigger through various export restrictions against. The Institute for Rare earth and metals renames prices for all rare earths, exotic metals and stable isotopes.