China to appeal against WTO's ruling on rare earth exports

China will appeal against the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) ruling that the country’s export restrictions on rare earth elements are not justifiable.

“China will make the utmost efforts in the appeal process,” ministry of commerce spokesman Shen Danyang said on Thursday April 17.  The USA, alongside the European Union and Japan, launched the dispute in 2012 after China reduced its export quotas, sparking a rise in prices. China...


Chloe Smith

April 17, 2014

14:05 GMT