The A$1.3 billion (US$846 million) barley trade to China accounts for around half of Australia’s barley exports. Photo: AFP The A$1.3 billion (US$846 million) barley trade to China accounts for around half of Australia’s barley exports. Photo: AFP
The A$1.3 billion (US$846 million) barley trade to China accounts for around half of Australia’s barley exports. Photo: AFP

China’s restrictions on Australian beef, barley seen as retaliation for support of coronavirus investigation

  • Within the space of two days, China announced new tariffs of up to 80 per cent on Australian barley imports and banned beef imports from four firms
  • Some analysts believe the moves would create space for China to import more barley and beef from the US to fulfil requirements of their phase one trade deal

Topic |   China economy
The A$1.3 billion (US$846 million) barley trade to China accounts for around half of Australia’s barley exports. Photo: AFP The A$1.3 billion (US$846 million) barley trade to China accounts for around half of Australia’s barley exports. Photo: AFP
The A$1.3 billion (US$846 million) barley trade to China accounts for around half of Australia’s barley exports. Photo: AFP
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