EU, US and Japan join forces against China in rare earth battle

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott
Published: Tuesday, 13 March 2012

China quotas “violate international trade rules” EU says; 17 rare earths included

The European Union (EU), US and Japan today joined forces in seeking to bring a case against China at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over rare earths exports.

“China's restrictions on rare earths and other products violate international trade rules and must be removed,” alleged EU Trade Commissioner Karel De...

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