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Why Are We Still Talking About China’s Rare Earth Export Quotas?

June 22, 2012

China’s big media push justifying its rare earth export limits is a few days old, but I wanted to briefly revisit it to recommend Jack Perkowski’s Forbes column on the subject: The timing of the WTO action by the U.S., the EU, Japan and Canada is curious, though, because it appears that market forces are […]

China Goes on Offensive on Rare Earths Dispute

June 20, 2012

China already lost one case at the WTO on raw materials export limitations, which it attempted to defend based on environmental concerns. The big question hanging out there since that decision was made concerned the application of that legal reasoning to similar limitations on rare earths. Huge issue for certain industries, such as the tech […]

Looks Like the Rare Earth WTO Case Will Happen After All

March 13, 2012

Since the appellate decision in the raw materials case over a month ago, which China lost, the question has been whether a separate case on rare earth quotas would be filed. Looks like the answer is a yes, and this time the U.S. will not be alone: Five separate issues — involving auto parts, cars, […]