WTO condemns China’s rare earths export restrictions

By Antonio Torrisi
Published: Monday, 28 April 2014

EU, US and Japan welcome verdict, however China says quotas needed to conserve resources and lodges appeal within weeks of ruling.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled against China’s rare earths export restrictions on 26 March, saying that the quotas are not justifiable measures to protect natural resources and the environment.

China considers the WTO ruling against its export restrictions unfair and the verdict is likely to increase tensions...

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