Australia’s annual export of roughly 11,000 tonnes of live rock lobsters came to a halt when China unofficially banned them in November. Photo: Shutterstock
Australia’s annual export of roughly 11,000 tonnes of live rock lobsters came to a halt when China unofficially banned them in November. Photo: Shutterstock

China-Australia relations: lobster exporters look to ‘reboot’ in alternative markets after years of relying on Chinese demand

  • Australia’s annual export of roughly 11,000 tonnes of live rock lobsters came to a halt when China unofficially banned them last year amid trade woes
  • Following their 2015 trade agreement, most of Australia’s rock lobster supply started going to China, but now ‘re-engaging old markets again will take time’

Australia’s annual export of roughly 11,000 tonnes of live rock lobsters came to a halt when China unofficially banned them in November. Photo: Shutterstock
Australia’s annual export of roughly 11,000 tonnes of live rock lobsters came to a halt when China unofficially banned them in November. Photo: Shutterstock
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