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WTO Appellate Body Rules Against Chinese Export Restrictions

by Duane W. Layton
Mayer Brown LLP - Washington Office

Leticia Lizardo
Mayer Brown LLP - Brussels Office

Paulette Vander Schueren
Mayer Brown LLP - Brussels Office

February 22, 2012

Previously published on February 21, 2012

On January 30, 2012, the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) circulated its decision on Chinese export restrictions on various raw materials (WT/DS394/AB/R; WT/DS395AB/R; WT/DS398/AB/R). The initial dispute was brought in 2009 by the United States, the European Union, and Mexico against export restrictions imposed by China on certain forms of yellow phosphorus, bauxite, coke, fluorspar, magnesium, manganese, silicon metal, silicon carbide, and zinc (hereinafter “raw materials”).


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