THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: EU Files Complaint Against China Over Raw-Material Export Duties

07/19/2016

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July 19th, 2016 | By: Viktoria Dendrinou

BRUSSELS—The European Union launched a complaint against China Tuesday for failing to remove export duties on certain raw materials, which it says favor Chinese industry and violate commitments Beijing made when it entered the World Trade Organization 15 years ago.

The case is the third such legal action by the EU—following two successful ones in 2012 and 2014 on similar measures and adds to a continuing trade dispute between China and the 28-country bloc.

The EU’s complaint at the WTO focuses on export duties on raw materials including graphite, cobalt, copper, tin and lead.

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