WTO rejects China’s appeal on rare earths quotas dispute

By Antonio Torrisi
Published: Friday, 08 August 2014

As the World Trade Organization rejected China’s appeal and confirmed the ruling against Chinese rare earths export quotas, which was released in March, China will now be under pressure to lift the quotas, a measure which could push rare prices even lower.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has rejected China’s appeal and confirmed the verdict against Chinese rare earths export quotes ruled in March. The WTO panel said that Beijing “has not demonstrated that the export quotas that China applies to various forms of rare earths, tungsten and molybdenum are...

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