Australia has taken its year-long conflict with China international by lodging a complaint over the 80.5 per cent anti-dumping duties imposed on its barley with the World Trade Organization in December. Photo: Bloomberg
Australia has taken its year-long conflict with China international by lodging a complaint over the 80.5 per cent anti-dumping duties imposed on its barley with the World Trade Organization in December. Photo: Bloomberg

China-Australia relations: consumers pockets on both sides will foot the bill for ‘trade battle’, expert says

  • Australia has taken its dispute over China’s anti-dumping duties imposed on its barley to the World Trade Organization, but the issue could still take years to resolve
  • But importers and consumers in China and Australia will be the ones who ultimately suffer, according to Bryan Mercurio, a professor of law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Australia has taken its year-long conflict with China international by lodging a complaint over the 80.5 per cent anti-dumping duties imposed on its barley with the World Trade Organization in December. Photo: Bloomberg
Australia has taken its year-long conflict with China international by lodging a complaint over the 80.5 per cent anti-dumping duties imposed on its barley with the World Trade Organization in December. Photo: Bloomberg
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