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Hold on to your horses! : The preemptive appeal (China- Rare Earths, Part I)

Anyone who has been keeping up with recent WTO news will know that two economic giants have been crossing swords over certain underground gems. I’m of course referring to the WTO dispute concerning China’s export restriction on rare earth materials of Tungsten and Molybdenum.[1] The United States, EU and Japan brought a case against the… Continue reading Hold on to your horses! : The preemptive appeal (China- Rare Earths, Part I)

Ongoing disputes at the WTO · Western World

Three Little Pigs: EU and Russia face off

In recent news, the Russia ban on pork imports from the EU has arrived on the WTO’s doorstep.[1] Last January, Russian officials had imposed the ban after EU found swine fever in four wild boars in Lithuania and Poland. The move had massive trade repercussions especially because Russia is biggest importer of pork from the 28-member… Continue reading Three Little Pigs: EU and Russia face off