As China imposed anti-dumping duties on Australian barley last year, some farmers shifted to other grains. Photo: Handout from Corey Blacksell As China imposed anti-dumping duties on Australian barley last year, some farmers shifted to other grains. Photo: Handout from Corey Blacksell
As China imposed anti-dumping duties on Australian barley last year, some farmers shifted to other grains. Photo: Handout from Corey Blacksell

China-Australia relations: farmer laments ‘mistake’ of depending solely on Chinese market as supply chains shift

  • Exporters and governments enjoyed bountiful returns and strong demand from the Chinese market for years, but the free market can be unforgiving
  • Some say writing was on wall long before the relationship soured, yet a ‘very poor business strategy’ kept Australian farmers almost exclusively tied to China

Topic |   China-Australia relations
As China imposed anti-dumping duties on Australian barley last year, some farmers shifted to other grains. Photo: Handout from Corey Blacksell As China imposed anti-dumping duties on Australian barley last year, some farmers shifted to other grains. Photo: Handout from Corey Blacksell
As China imposed anti-dumping duties on Australian barley last year, some farmers shifted to other grains. Photo: Handout from Corey Blacksell
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