The World Trade Organization establishes a panel to hear complaints from the U.S., European Union and Japan on China’s rare-earths export policy. The three governments requested a single panel to hear their separate complaints after China two years ago cut domestic production and reduced export quotas 40% in a move that pushed prices dramatically higher. China produces more than 90% of the world’s rare earths, comprising 17 chemically similar metallic elements that are used ...

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