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China wants to keep rare mineral export restrictions
Frik Els | August 30, 2011

China said on Wednesday that it would appeal against a World Trade Organisation ruling that it illegally restricted exports of certain rare and speciality metals and minerals including bauxite, fluorspar, magnesium, manganese, silicon metal, silicon carbide, yellow phosphorus and zinc.


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WTO slapdown: China told to lift restrictions on mineral exports
Michael Allan McCrae | January 30, 2012

...“The Appellate Body found that the term ‘critical shortage’ refers to those deficiencies in quantity that are crucial and of decisive importance, or that reach a vitally important or decisive stage,” wrote the WTO explaining its decision.

“On the basis of these findings, the Appellate Body upheld the Panel’s conclusion that China did not demonstrate that its export quota on refractory-grade bauxite was’ temporarily applied’ to either prevent or relieve a ‘critical shortage’.”...



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