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China Claims Biden's Plan to Shut It Out of US Battery Supply Chain Violates WTO Rules

Updated: Jan 5

China has accused the United States of violating World Trade Organization (WTO) rules with President Biden's plan to exclude China from the US battery supply chain.

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
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The Chinese government argues that this move undermines fair trade practices and hampers global cooperation in the clean energy sector.


President Biden's plan aims to reduce US dependence on foreign sources for critical minerals and batteries used in electric vehicles and renewable energy technologies. The plan includes measures to boost domestic production and establish a secure supply chain within the United States.


China, as a major producer of batteries and critical minerals, claims that the exclusion from the US battery supply chain is discriminatory and violates WTO rules. The Chinese government argues that such actions hinder free trade and go against the principles of open market competition.


The dispute between China and the United States over the battery supply chain highlights the ongoing tensions between the two countries in the technology and trade sectors. Both nations have been engaged in a broader trade war, imposing tariffs and restrictions on various goods and technologies.


The clean energy sector, including electric vehicles and renewable energy technologies, has become a focal point for economic competition and technological advancement. As countries strive to transition to a greener future, securing a stable and sustainable supply chain for critical minerals and batteries has become a priority.


The accusations made by China against the United States further escalate the trade tensions between the two nations. The dispute may have implications for the global clean energy industry and the future of international trade in the sector.

 
  • China claims that President Biden's plan to exclude it from the US battery supply chain violates WTO rules.

  • The plan aims to reduce US dependence on foreign sources for critical minerals and batteries.

  • China argues that the exclusion is discriminatory and hampers fair trade practices.

Source: REUTERS

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