China stepped up imports of Australian cotton and copper this year, despite imposing an unofficial ban on the products last November. Photo: Bloomberg
China stepped up imports of Australian cotton and copper this year, despite imposing an unofficial ban on the products last November. Photo: Bloomberg

China’s bid to ‘weaponise trade’ crumbles as it turns to Australia for cotton, copper despite import ban

  • China has imported copper and cotton from Australia this year, despite imposing informal bans on the goods due to diplomatic tensions
  • Global supply shortages and political conflict forced China to turn to Australian imports, but there are few signs the trend will continue

China stepped up imports of Australian cotton and copper this year, despite imposing an unofficial ban on the products last November. Photo: Bloomberg
China stepped up imports of Australian cotton and copper this year, despite imposing an unofficial ban on the products last November. Photo: Bloomberg
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