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Scrambling for Raw Materials, the United States v. China Trade Dispute, WTO

This dispute between China and the United States concerns four types of export restraint that China imposes on the export of a number of raw materials. The raw materials subject to the export restraints are various forms of bauxite, coke, fluorspar, magnesium, manganese, silicon carbide, silicon metal, yellow phosphorus and zinc. China is a leading producer of each of the raw materials which are used to produce everyday items as well as technology products.

The complainants [United States and other countries]-