U.S. to bring case against China at WTO over limits on rare earths exports

Posted on March 13, 2012 by Minerals Make Life

Earlier today, President Obama announced that the United States, along with the European Union and Japan, is filing a challenge with the World Trade Organization against China's export limits on rare earth minerals. China controls the global supply of 17 rare earth minerals essential to the manufacturing of high-tech goods—including flat-screen televisions, mobile phones and hybrid car batteries—and the United States is 100 percent import reliant for the minerals (with 79 percent of our imports coming from China).

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