Australia Trade minister Simon Birmingham was speaking on Wednesday after China placed a combined 80.5 per cent tariff on Australian barley imports in May. Photo: EPA-EFE
Australia Trade minister Simon Birmingham was speaking on Wednesday after China placed a combined 80.5 per cent tariff on Australian barley imports in May. Photo: EPA-EFE

China-Australia relations: Canberra confirms WTO complaint ‘logical next step’ on China barley tariffs

  • China placed a combined 80.5 per cent tariff on Australian barley imports in May after an 18-month investigation
  • Trade minister Simon Birmingham confirmed that Australia had notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it will lodge requests for ‘formal consultations with China’

Australia Trade minister Simon Birmingham was speaking on Wednesday after China placed a combined 80.5 per cent tariff on Australian barley imports in May. Photo: EPA-EFE
Australia Trade minister Simon Birmingham was speaking on Wednesday after China placed a combined 80.5 per cent tariff on Australian barley imports in May. Photo: EPA-EFE
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