China to appeal a WTO ruling on exports of minerals

Help

China is fighting a ruling by the World Trade Organisation that it illegally restricted exports of key raw materials.

Last month, the WTO upheld complaints by the US, European Union and Mexico that China had broken global free trade rules by imposing quotas and taxes on exports of certain minerals.

Commodities like bauxite, magnesium and zinc are used in a range of products in several industries.

Gavin Wendt, from Mineral Life in Sydney, told the BBC's Asia Business Report that these raw materials are very much in demand.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.