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EU asks WTO to rule on spats with China over tech patents and Lithuanian imports ban

By Joanna Sopinska
  • 07 Dec 2022 12:00
  • 07 Dec 2022 12:00
European trade spats with China over an import ban on Lithuanian goods and curbs on tech patent litigation have been escalated at the World Trade Organization after the EU asked the body today to rule on both complaints.

The Chinese restrictions have been “highly damaging to European businesses,” the European Commission said in

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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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