Volume 90 Issue 28 | p. 6 | News of The Week
Issue Date: July 9, 2012

Ruling Sought On Rare Earths

Trade: The U.S., Europe, and Japan want WTO to settle a dispute on China’s export restrictions
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: WTO, China, rare earths, exports

The U.S., Japan, and the European Union have asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to establish a dispute settlement panel to investigate and issue a ruling on claims that China is unfairly restricting exports of rare-earth materials, as well as tungsten and molybdenum.

The action follows a complaint the three economic powers brought to the Geneva-based trade arbiter in March. The three charge that China’s use of export duties, quotas, and . . .

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