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China is banning Australian wine, copper, barley, coal, sugar, timber and lobster exports from Friday, an unconfirmed customs official notice says.China is banning Australian wine, copper, barley, coal, sugar, timber and lobster exports from Friday, an unconfirmed customs official notice says.

China has raised the stakes in its economic campaign against Australian exports, with multiple Chinese importers receiving verbal directives to stop shipments of Australian wine — dealing a blow to a market worth more than a billion dollars last year.China has raised the stakes in its economic campaign against Australian exports, with multiple Chinese importers receiving verbal directives to stop shipments of Australian wine — dealing a blow to a market worth more than a billion dollars last year.

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Australian exporters are facing more trade sanctions from China as tensions escalate between the two partners.Australian exporters are facing more trade sanctions from China as tensions escalate between the two partners.

China-Australia trade war: timber, barley, rock lobster hit

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud on Monday revealed that up to 100 per cent of Aussie lobsters were being subjected to extra checks before clearing customs.Agriculture Minister David Littleproud on Monday revealed that up to 100 per cent of Aussie lobsters were being subjected to extra checks before clearing customs.

Race against time to save $2MILLION worth of live lobsters stuck in China | Daily Mail Online

China has ordered commodities traders to halt imports of products including coal, barley, copper ore and concentrate, sugar, timber, wine and lobster China has ordered commodities traders to halt imports of products including coal, barley, copper ore and concentrate, sugar, timber, wine and lobster

China orders traders to halt key Australian commodity imports – Bloomberg

Jumping at shadows is no basis for Australian foreign policy. Common sense must prevail.Jumping at shadows is no basis for Australian foreign policy. Common sense must prevail.

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SCMP reports on the matter The report says that Chinese importers are readying themselves for another fresh round of curbs on Australian trade items, with bans on copper ore and copper concentrate, as well as sugar, expected to be introduced this week. By Justin LowSCMP reports on the matter The report says that Chinese importers are readying themselves for another fresh round of curbs on Australian trade items, with bans on copper ore and copper concentrate, as well as sugar, expected to be introduced this week.

China reportedly set to ban Australian copper and sugar this week

(Bloomberg) -- Australia’s former treasurer Joe Hockey, who helped oversee a comprehensive free-trade agreement with China, has accused Beijing of bullying and immature behavior as the list of Australian goods targeted for reprisals grows.“The problem is China just doesn’t want to talk,” Hockey, who until January served as Australia’s ambassador to the U.S., said in a Bloomberg Television interview from Washington on Tuesday. “Instead they just want to react aggressively and try to bully us. And bullying never works with Australia.”Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government raised Beijing’s ire in April by calling for an independent probe into the origins of the coronavirus. Since then, products from barley to wine to lobsters have been targeted with tariffs, anti-dumping probes or delays at port.Beijing is now preparing to ban copper and sugar from Australia, the South China Morning Post reported Monday, citing multiple trade sources in China that it didn’t identify. Sandfire Resources Ltd. fell as much as 9% on the news in early Sydney trading Tuesday, while Treasury Wine Estates Ltd. dropped as much as 3% as the wine industry braces for restrictions.Trade Minister Simon Birmingham, who has repeatedly tried in vain to contact his Chinese counterpart to diffuse tensions, on Monday called on Beijing to rule out “discriminatory actions.”China is Australia’s most important trading partner, with agricultural shipments alone totaling about A$16 billion ($11.3 billion) in 2018-19. With Australia in the midst of its first recession in almost 30 years, Morrison’s government is aware the economic hit of more widespread trade measures from Beijing couldn’t come at a worse time.“It’s been very tough for Australia,” Hockey said. “We have reached out continuously over a number of years to Chinese ministers and senior leadership and they’ve shunned us for various reasons. They’ve chosen to try and bully us at different times. That’s not the China that I knew when I was treasurer.”Hockey served as treasurer for two years until September 2015 -- that year, the nations concluded a comprehensive free-trade agreement following a state visit from President Xi Jinping in 2014.Since that time, “sadly they’ve become far more aggressive,” Hockey said. “Their diplomats have become far more aggressive and as a result people are pushing back. Australia is one of many countries that are pushing back.”He called the latest steps by China an “immature action” and “not the behavior of a great power.”‘Economic Coercion’As the most China-dependent developed economy, Australia has been increasingly concerned at what it has called “economic coercion” by Beijing.Barley has been hit with tariffs and wine subjected to anti-subsidy and anti-dumping probes, while Beijing has discouraged tourists and students from visiting Australia.Tony Battaglene, chief executive of Australian Grape & Wine, said Tuesday the industry was bracing for “severe border restrictions” in China from Friday. He cited feedback from importers in the nation, though said there had been no official notification.Australian grain exporter Emerald Grain was told at the weekend that the customs agency had barred further barley shipments after finding a grass-like weed. The company, which is owned by Japan’s Sumitomo Corp., rejects the allegation. “There’s no validity to the claims from a grain quality perspective,” CEO David Johnson said, calling on the government to find a political solution.Morrison’s government last month said it was seeking clarification of reports that China has suspended purchases of Australian coal.Last month, some Chinese cotton mills were verbally told by Beijing government officials to stop buying the fiber from Australia, according to two people familiar with the situation, who asked not to be identified discussing a private matter.Some Australian lobster shipments have experienced customs clearance delays in the past few days. The South China Morning Post also said all timber exports from Queensland state had been banned after customs officials found bark beetle in a shipment.Asked about the reports on Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said China was “committed to developing friendly cooperative relations with other countries on the basis of mutual respect.”“We believe healthy and stable China-Australia relations serve the two peoples’ fundamental interests,” he said.(Updates with wine industry comment, Emerald Grain)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.(Bloomberg) -- Australia’s former treasurer Joe Hockey, who helped oversee a comprehensive free-trade agreement with China, has accused Beijing of bullying and immature behavior as the list of Australian goods targeted for reprisals grows.“The problem is China just doesn’t want to talk,” Hockey, who until January served as Australia’s ambassador to the U.S., said in a Bloomberg Television interview from Washington on Tuesday. “Instead they just want to react aggressively and try to bully us. And bullying never works with Australia.”Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government raised Beijing’s ire in April by calling for an independent probe into the origins of the coronavirus. Since then, products from barley to wine to lobsters have been targeted with tariffs, anti-dumping probes or delays at port.Beijing is now preparing to ban copper and sugar from Australia, the South China Morning Post reported Monday, citing multiple trade sources in China that it didn’t identify. Sandfire Resources Ltd. fell as much as 9% on the news in early Sydney trading Tuesday, while Treasury Wine Estates Ltd. dropped as much as 3% as the wine industry braces for restrictions.Trade Minister Simon Birmingham, who has repeatedly tried in vain to contact his Chinese counterpart to diffuse tensions, on Monday called on Beijing to rule out “discriminatory actions.”China is Australia’s most important trading partner, with agricultural shipments alone totaling about A$16 billion ($11.3 billion) in 2018-19. With Australia in the midst of its first recession in almost 30 years, Morrison’s government is aware the economic hit of more widespread trade measures from Beijing couldn’t come at a worse time.“It’s been very tough for Australia,” Hockey said. “We have reached out continuously over a number of years to Chinese ministers and senior leadership and they’ve shunned us for various reasons. They’ve chosen to try and bully us at different times. That’s not the China that I knew when I was treasurer.”Hockey served as treasurer for two years until September 2015 -- that year, the nations concluded a comprehensive free-trade agreement following a state visit from President Xi Jinping in 2014.Since that time, “sadly they’ve become far more aggressive,” Hockey said. “Their diplomats have become far more aggressive and as a result people are pushing back. Australia is one of many countries that are pushing back.”He called the latest steps by China an “immature action” and “not the behavior of a great power.”‘Economic Coercion’As the most China-dependent developed economy, Australia has been increasingly concerned at what it has called “economic coercion” by Beijing.Barley has been hit with tariffs and wine subjected to anti-subsidy and anti-dumping probes, while Beijing has discouraged tourists and students from visiting Australia.Tony Battaglene, chief executive of Australian Grape & Wine, said Tuesday the industry was bracing for “severe border restrictions” in China from Friday. He cited feedback from importers in the nation, though said there had been no official notification.Australian grain exporter Emerald Grain was told at the weekend that the customs agency had barred further barley shipments after finding a grass-like weed. The company, which is owned by Japan’s Sumitomo Corp., rejects the allegation. “There’s no validity to the claims from a grain quality perspective,” CEO David Johnson said, calling on the government to find a political solution.Morrison’s government last month said it was seeking clarification of reports that China has suspended purchases of Australian coal.Last month, some Chinese cotton mills were verbally told by Beijing government officials to stop buying the fiber from Australia, according to two people familiar with the situation, who asked not to be identified discussing a private matter.Some Australian lobster shipments have experienced customs clearance delays in the past few days. The South China Morning Post also said all timber exports from Queensland state had been banned after customs officials found bark beetle in a shipment.Asked about the reports on Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said China was “committed to developing friendly cooperative relations with other countries on the basis of mutual respect.”“We believe healthy and stable China-Australia relations serve the two peoples’ fundamental interests,” he said.(Updates with wine industry comment, Emerald Grain)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

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Chinese trade strikes on Australian exports have spread to timber and barley, fuelling concerns about the increasingly perilous state of the diplomatic relati...Chinese trade strikes on Australian exports have spread to timber and barley, fuelling concerns about the increasingly perilous state of the diplomatic relati...

China strikes spread to timber and barley | Yass Tribune | Yass, NSW

Wheat joins a long list of commodities whose imports from Australia have been effectively banned by China as it flexes its geoeconomic muscle.Wheat joins a long list of commodities whose imports from Australia have been effectively banned by China as it flexes its geoeconomic muscle.

China’s Trade Offensive Against Australia Continues with Ban on Wheat Imports – The Diplomat

Threats, tariffs and amped-up customs checks – the campaign of economic coercion by Australia's biggest trading partner is only going to escalate.Threats, tariffs and amped-up customs checks – the campaign of economic coercion by Australia's biggest trading partner is only going to escalate.

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Nationals leader says Australian farmers are pawns in a bigger game with China.Nationals leader says Australian farmers are pawns in a bigger game with China.

Barley, wine and now lobsters - what's next? | Queensland Country Life | Queensland

Crayfish boats in Western Australia are sitting still after the Chinese government enforced more restrictio...

China boycotts Australia crayfish farmers who are hit with new checks

With the vast majority of Victoria's lobster catch going to China, local rock lobster fishers say they may not be able to keep working if trade with China collapses.With the vast majority of Victoria's lobster catch going to China, local rock lobster fishers say they may not be able to keep working if trade with China collapses.

China may ban imports of Australian wheat as trade tensions escalate – sourcesChina may ban imports of Australian wheat as trade tensions escalate – sources

China may ban imports of Australian wheat as trade tensions escalate – sources — RT Business News

Trade tensions between China and Australia have risen since Canberra called for probe into origins of coronavirus.Trade tensions between China and Australia have risen since Canberra called for probe into origins of coronavirus.

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The new inspection delays come amid diplomatic tensions between the two nations, raising concerns in Australia that the live seafood trade will be the latest sector targeted for trade reprisals from Beijing.The new inspection delays come amid diplomatic tensions between the two nations, raising concerns in Australia that the live seafood trade will be the latest sector targeted for trade reprisals from Beijing.

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Lobsters appear to be the latest victims of escalating trade tensions between Australia and China, with the local industry forced to grind to a halt over custom delays.Lobsters appear to be the latest victims of escalating trade tensions between Australia and China, with the local industry forced to grind to a halt over custom delays.

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South Australian lobsters are among those that have been stranded on the tarmac in China, sparking concerns the lucrative shellfish could be the next target of Chinese trade sanctions.South Australian lobsters are among those that have been stranded on the tarmac in China, sparking concerns the lucrative shellfish could be the next target of Chinese trade sanctions.

SA lobsters on ice in China trade dispute - InDaily

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China has stepped up trade restrictions against Australia, suspending imports of some timber and barley, the agriculture minister said Tuesday, amid tension over the coronavirus, Hong Kong and the South China Sea. Chinese authorities also are delaying clearance for a $1.4 million shipment of live lobsters from Australia. Beijing has blocked or limited imports of Australian coal, beef and other goods and announced an...

China tightens restrictions on Australian exports

Lobsters appear to be the latest victims of escalating trade tensions between Australia and China. Tonnes of live Australian rock lobsters have been left on t...Lobsters appear to be the latest victims of escalating trade tensions between Australia and China. Tonnes of live Australian rock lobsters have been left on t...

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China-U.S. media relations are hoping for a post-presidential election thaw, but change isn't expected to come as quickly as some may think.China-U.S. media relations are hoping for a post-presidential election thaw, but change isn't expected to come as quickly as some may think.

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Trade between Australia and China has take a hit with high tariffs and anti-dumping probes ever since Australia called for an independent probe into the origins of coronavirus in April.Trade between Australia and China has take a hit with high tariffs and anti-dumping probes ever since Australia called for an independent probe into the origins of coronavirus in April.

‘They just want to bully us’ — Australia’s ex-treasurer accuses China of ‘immature’ reprisals

Trade between Australia and China has take a hit with high tariffs and anti-dumping probes ever since Australia called for an independent probe into the origins of coronavirus in April.Trade between Australia and China has take a hit with high tariffs and anti-dumping probes ever since Australia called for an independent probe into the origins of coronavirus in April.

‘They just want to bully us’ — Australia’s ex-treasurer accuses China of ‘immature’ reprisals

Australian lobsters are reportedly facing delays at Chinese customs amid souring relations between China and Australia.Australian lobsters are reportedly facing delays at Chinese customs amid souring relations between China and Australia.

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Many farmers are throwing their support to President Trump -- despite being squeezed by the trade war and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Many farmers are throwing their support to President Trump -- despite being squeezed by the trade war and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

After a chaotic several years for the agriculture industry, many farmers say they will vote for President Trump again, even as his policies have hurt their bottom line.After a chaotic several years for the agriculture industry, many farmers say they will vote for President Trump again, even as his policies have hurt their bottom line.

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After a chaotic several years for the agriculture industry, many farmers say they will vote for President Trump again, even as his policies have hurt their bottom line.After a chaotic several years for the agriculture industry, many farmers say they will vote for President Trump again, even as his policies have hurt their bottom line.

Trump winning farm vote despite pinch of trade policies, pandemic | TheHill

Australian lobsters have been stranded at a Chinese airport prompting fears seafood could become the next victim of escalating trade tensions. The premium Australian lobsters have been stranded at a Chinese airport prompting fears seafood could become the next victim of escalating trade tensions. The premium

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SYDNEY, Nov 2 — China has rejected Australia’s appeal to scrap a tariff on its barley exports, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, all but closing the door on a trade worth about A$1.5 billion (RM4.36 billion) in 2018. The rejection comes after Australia sought a formal review...SYDNEY, Nov 2 — China has rejected Australia’s appeal to scrap a tariff on its barley exports, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, all but closing the door on a trade worth about A$1.5 billion (RM4.36 billion) in 2018. The rejection comes after Australia sought a formal review...

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The rejection comes after Australia sought a formal review over duties totalling 80.5% that China imposed this year, citing as grounds subsidies and dumping, activities that Australia has denied.The rejection comes after Australia sought a formal review over duties totalling 80.5% that China imposed this year, citing as grounds subsidies and dumping, activities that Australia has denied.

China rejects Australia's appeal to remove barley import tariff, say sources - The Economic Times