China tells WTO it has scrapped rare earths export restrictions

By IM Staff
Published: Thursday, 21 May 2015

The world’s top rare earths producer has moved to assure the global trade regulator that it has complied fully with rulings handed down last year to liberalise trading of rare earths, however the US has expressed scepticism over whether the WTO demands have been implemented in the spirit in which they were intended.

By Keith Nuthall

The Chinese government has told a meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body that it has complied with WTO rulings last August (2014), telling it to remove duties and quotas on exports of rare earths.

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