DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – The European Union is watching the market for rare earth minerals closely and is determined to secure supplies from China and alternative sources, its top trade official said on Thursday.
EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht declined to say whether Brussels would challenge China at the World Trade Organization over the elements, used in many high-tech goods.
Heard at #Davos: ‘Sorry, this is a media-free zone’. Am I the only one to feel that has a slightly sinister ring to it?
Every cloud has a silver lining – Australia floods to make drought stricken famland more productive
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DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Negotiations for a
new global trade deal have shifted up a gear but must
accelerate sharply if the long-running Doha round is to
conclude this year, the head of the World Trade Organization
said on Wednesday.
Negotiators said a new and realistic mood had taken hold in
the nine-year-old talks, and progress was being made in some
areas, but considerable gaps remained.