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Australia could soon export 500,000 tonnes of barley to India, give relief struggling farmers

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  1. Vanguard One

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    • Western Australia and South Australia are the major two export states for barley
    • Australian farmers would spray their produce with a pesticide called phosphine
    • India previously required the use of a different pesticide, methyl bromide
    • In February, India removed requirement opening their doors to Australian barley
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    Australia could soon be exporting 500,000 tonnes of malt barley to the Indian market.

    Western Australia and South Australia are the major two export states for barley but have never been able to send their produce to India due to the use of phosphine, a type of pesticide, on the grains.

    India previously required crops to be treated with a different pesticide, methyl bromide, which the two Australian states don't use.

    In February, the Indian government removed the need to use methyl bromide on malt barley, opening their doors to Australia's exports.

    China is currently Australia's largest barley export market but have now been struck with an 80 per cent tariff on the produce for up to five years.

    In 2018, malt barley exports to China was estimated to be worth $1.5billion but plummeted to $600million in 2009 due to drought.

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    Western Australia and South Australia are the major two export states for barley (pictured: farmer sows barley)

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    India previously required the use of a different pesticide, methyle bromide, which used to kill pests in imported produce and produce for exportation (pictured: barley seeds)

    'The proposed changes are a great opportunity for the Australian malting barley industry, allowing us to look at extending the number of markets for our barley,' Grain Producers Australia chairman Andrew Weidemann told The Land.

    'We have been in talks with one business who has said they have negotiations in place to sell 60,000 tonnes of malt barley to India, contingent on the right protocols being in place.

    'The team at the Australian Export Grain Innovation Centre (AEGIC) have also been fantastic in raising the profile of Aussie barley in India and helping us develop an understanding of the Indian malt sector.'

    Grains Industry Market Access Forum (GIMAF) executive manager Tony Russell welcomed the Indian government's decision which allows the industry to focus on other markets.

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    A general view of the mixed grains farm owned by the President of the Western Australian Farmers Federation

    'The Indian market offers new export opportunities for Australian malting barley and reduces our dependence on the Chinese market in particular,' he told Economic Times.

    'There has been a lot of hard work going into this, from the guys at the Department of Agriculture to our agricultural counsellor in New Delhi Nora Galway who worked tirelessly to get it through.

    'The team at the Australian Export Grain Innovation Centre (AEGIC) have also been fantastic in raising the profile of Aussie barley in India and helping us develop an understanding of the Indian malt sector.'

    CHINA SLAPS 80% TARIFF ON AUSTRALIAN BARLEY

    China accused of Australia of being a 'frustrating' and 'un-friendly' trading partner, after Beijing slapped a crippling 80 per cent tariff on barely exports from Australian farmers.

    The Global Times, a mouthpiece for the communist government, accused Australia of 'exploiting' China and presenting itself 'as a victim'.

    On Monday, China announced the 80.5 per cent levy on barley exports would start on Tuesday, after weeks of threatening to boycott Australian industries.

    Australia sends between half and two-thirds of all its barley to China, making the tariff decision a massive blow to the $600million a year industry.

    Trade Minister Simon Birmingham revealed the government was given no advanced notice of China's decision and called it 'deeply disappointing'.

    'From China's perspective, Australia has never been a friendly trading partner,' a piece in the state-run Global Times said.

    'And consultations with the country on trade issues have always been frustrating, which has apparently weakened its motivation to promote bilateral trade.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...armers-India-shapes-market-tonnes-barley.html
     
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    In long term, China will lose more from this.

    Already Chinese Australian's reputation has tanked to bottom.
     
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    so china's arm twisting can go to such ugly level that a country demands for a probe in global pandemic and this pathetic nation of a billion people has slapped economic sanctions and stopped barley from Australia??

    such a pathetic attempt to stop others from following their own probe? why meddle in their country?

    Auz will take this to WTO and fight this 81 percent in tariffs on barley exports.

    in some way, Australia is also responsible for this. They were too much dependent on chin and like it always happens chini are not the people to trust with. Others please take note.

    chin also can stop its touris from going to Australia... but the question is where they will go and breath free air... they cant do that in chin though.
     
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    Frankly who would want in their country after their wilful participation in distribution of virus to rest of the world?
     
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    India's barley farmers will be harmed badly by the market flooding.
     
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    India and Australia should sign an FTA.
     
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    Why Indians are not producing enough wheat or barely for their own?
     
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    First Taiwan gets stabbed in the back by America, now Indians have to deal with the trouble Australia started. Must be hard for these 2nd class "allies" of closet imperialists.
     
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