IHS Chemical Week

World News and Views :: Top of the News

WTO rules that China's restrictions on rare earth exports violate trade regulations

10:35 AM MDT | March 26, 2014 | Ian Young

The World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva) has ruled that China's export restrictions on the key industrial raw materials rare earths, molybdenum, and tungsten violate international trade rules. A WTO panel announced today its findings in a case that was brought jointly by the United States, European Union, and Japan in March 2012. The panel found that China's export restrictions on rare earths, molybdenum, and tungsten are designed to benefit domestic Chinese consuming industries by providing them with relatively cheap raw materials and by driving up prices paid...

This information is only available to Chemical Week subscribers.


Forgot your user ID or password?
Click here to have it sent to you.

Not an IHS Chemical Week subscriber yet?

Here's why you should be:

  • 31 issues of Chemical Week magazine a year in print or digital format
  • Real time news and analysis on chemweek.com 
  • 20+ years of online archives
  • Topical e-newsletters that capture the most impactful events
  • Special issues with a regional or company focus
  • Global Outlook issue

Subscribe now


contact us | about us | privacy policy | sitemap

ihsCopyright © IHS, Inc.All rights reserved.Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa