With the dust settling over the announcement of a new WTO case brought on by the U.S., Japan and the EU against China’s restrictive rare earths policies, American Resources expert Gareth Hatch has taken the time to dig (pun intended) a little deeper into the issue and its possible implications.
While many have talked about the case, few are actually familiar with the WTO’s mechanics. In his “initial analysis,” Hatch gives a detailed overview over the organization’s dispute process and how it would be applied in this case. Hatch further takes a look at various criticisms levied against the complainants, as well as China’s possible reactions, and outlines his view on possible outcomes of the dispute.
Read his full article “The WTO Rare Earths Trade Dispute: An Initial Analysis,” on the Technology Metals Research website. And, in case you’ve missed it, click here for American Resources principal Daniel McGroarty’s take.