Energy and Natural Resources
On May 22, 2014, the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Appellate Body (AB) issued its report in the EC – Seal Products dispute. The decision arose from complaints by Canada and Norway against a legislative scheme adopted by the European Union (EU) in 2009 to prohibit the importation and marketing of seal products (EU Seal Regime).
On March 26, 2014, a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel issued its report on a dispute between the European Union, Japan and the United States as complainants and China as respondent over access to so-called ârare earths,â as well as tungsten and molybdenum. The Panel found that China violated its obligations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (GATT) and the Accession Protocol by