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WTO Appellate Body Upholds Panel in China – Rare Earths Dispute

13 August 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has affirmed a WTO dispute settlement panel’s March 2014 finding that China’s export restraints on rare earths, tungsten, and molybdenum are inconsistent with China’s WTO obligations. The August 7, 2014, decision in China – Measures Related to the Exportation of Rare Earths, Tungsten, and Molybdenum (“China – Rare Earths”) is the latest in a string of decisions by the WTO regarding export restrictions imposed by China.


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