China will appeal against WTO ruling on rare earths exports quotas

By Antonio Torrisi
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014

China is claiming that its appeal is officially motivated as it says it wants to tackle environmental issues. But it could also be a strategic movement which would enable it to revise the rare earths quotas and plan new policies in line with WTO standards.

In what has to be the least surprising twist in the WTO rare earths story so far, China has announced it will appeal against the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling on its rare earths exports quotas.

Shen Danyang, a spokesman of the Ministry of Commerce, said: “China will make the...

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