EU has no plans to bring China to WTO on rare earth policy

By Mark Watts
Published: Friday, 17 December 2010

European Commission still in “fact-finding stage”; no claims of illegal behaviour

The EU has no decision in the pipeline to take China to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for its policies on restricting rare earth exports, a European Commission source has confirmed.

China has enforced quotas on rare earth exports since 1999 and dramatically reduced the tonnage by 40% in...

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