US Seeks WTO Panel On Chinese Export Restrictions

Law360, New York (November 4, 2009, 1:13 PM EST) -- The U.S. government on Wednesday asked the World Trade Organization to establish a dispute settlement panel to consider whether China's quantitative restrictions and export duties on raw materials such as zinc and silicon metal constitute violations of its global trade obligations.

The European Union and Mexico joined the U.S. in the request, according to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. The petition comes after failed efforts to reach a resolution through the WTO consultations process, requested in June by the U.S. and the EU, and...
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