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US requests WTO talks on China rare earth exports

03-14-2012 07:43 BJT Special Report:Rare earth restriction |

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US President Barack Obama has been outlining his administration's decision to formally request consultations through the World Trade Organization over China's export of rare earth minerals.

In a statement made at the White House on Tuesday, Obama said the US was in favor of dialogue, especially when it came to a key trading partner like China.

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement announcing new efforts to enforce
U.S. trade rights China, from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, March
13, 2012.

The case centers around China’s restrictions on the export of the valuable minerals, which are used in high-tech products.

The US joins the EU and Japan in requesting consultations, in the first ever WTO dispute filed by the three economic powers.

It’s being seen in some quarters as a political maneuver by Obama, ahead of his bid for re-election in November.

Soil containing rare earth minerals waits to be loaded at a port in Lianyungang, east
China's Jiangsu province, for export to Japan in 2010.

U.S. President Barack Obama announces new efforts to enforce U.S. trade rights with
China and "level the playing field for America's businesses and workers," at the
White House in Washington March 13, 2012.

In this undated photo, chunks of chemically processed rare earths are shown in



Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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