China rare earths export quotas for 2014 remain flat

By Antonio Torrisi
Published: Thursday, 17 July 2014

China’s announcement that rare earths export quotas for the second half of 2014 are the same as 2013, show the country’s reluctance to comply with WTO’s ruling. However, the moderate increase in quotas compared to H1 2014 suggests a slowly reviving demand in the market.

The Ministry of Commerce of China has announced that the second batch of rare earth export quotas for 2014 will be 15,500 tonnes.

Total export quotas for the year amount to 30,600 tonnes rare earths, almost the same as 2013.

""With the announcement of the second batch of...

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