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Chinese restrictions on gallium, germanium too broad to follow WTO rules, EU Commission says

By Joanna Sopinska
  • 06 Jul 2023 16:28
  • 06 Jul 2023 16:28
China’s export restrictions on gallium and germanium — critical rare earth metals used in high-speed computer chips and fiber optics — are too broad to comply with the World Trade Organization’s rules, the European Commission told a closed-door meeting with national trade experts today, MLex has learned.
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Joanna Sopinska

Senior Correspondent

Joanna covers trade in Brussels. Formerly trade editor of EU Trade Insights, she has many years' experience reporting on trade, investment policy and foreign affairs. Before that, she spent nine years at Europolitics news agency writing on trade, agriculture policy and foreign affairs. Before moving to Brussels in 2006, Joanna worked as an analyst at the Polish Institute of International Relations (PISM) in Warsaw.

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