WTO Pussyfoots Around China Export Ruling

Law360, New York (May 19, 2010, 3:27 PM EDT) -- The World Trade Organization has reserved its decision on whether complaints that China is restricting exports of raw materials such as zinc and silicon metal through various trade measures are specific enough.

The panel disclosed the first part of a two-part preliminary ruling in response to China's request May 7 that the panel examine whether the complaints made by the U.S., the European Union and Mexico comply with WTO requirements, and released the communication publicly Tuesday.

The first part of the preliminary ruling addresses questions that...
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