China’s rare earth stranglehold in spotlight

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Series Details 14.3.12
Publication Date 14/03/2012
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On 13 March 2012, the United States, the European Union and Japan requested consultations with China under the WTO dispute settlement system concerning the latter’s restrictions on export of various forms of rare earths, tungsten and molybdenum.

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ESO: Background information: China urged to lift rare earth sales after WTO ruling
WTO: Press Release, 13.3.12: US, EU and Japan file disputes against China
European Commission: DG Trade: Press Release, 13.3.12: EU challenges China’s rare earth export restrictions
ESO: Background information: China holds firm on rare earth quotas
BBC News, 13.3.12: US, EU and Japan challenge China on rare earths at WTO
EurActiv, 14.3.12: EU, Japan, US open WTO row with China over rare earths

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