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Australian diplomats have called out China's "trade disruptive measures" against the country during an international meeting overnight.

In a hard-hitting statement to the World Trade Organisation, Australia's ambassador George Mina said punitive Chinese trade sanctions were "motivated by political considerations".

Australian exports to China, including wine, barley, coal and seafood, have been hit with punitive measures over the past 18 months amid worsening relations between the two countries.


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Australia has called out Chinese trade sanctions during a WTO meeting. (AP)


The Federal Government's statement to the WTO in Geneva said Beijing's policies had ramifications beyond icy relations with Australia.

"The implications of China's actions go beyond their impact on Australian exporters, they rise the risk and uncertainty of the China market for the global business community," Mr Mina said in the statement.

"By undermining agreed trade rules, China also undermines the multilateral trading system on which all WTO members apply.

"China says these actions reflect legitimate concerns; but there is a growing body of information that demonstrates China's actions are motivated by political considerations."


The Australian Government's statement to the WTO was included in an appraisal of China's trading policies.

Meanwhile, the impact of harsh Chinese tariffs on Australian wine exports has been revealed in a new report.

Industry body Wine Australia says global wine exports dropped by 24 per cent in the year to September 30.

The fall was driven by the collapse of the biggest market — China — which slapped tariffs on Australian wine 12 months ago.

In the year to September 2021, exports to China fell by 77 per cent to $274 million, down from the previous average of $1 billion a year.

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Australian wine exports to China have collapsed after Beijing imposed a hefty tariff. (AP)


Chinese officials inflicted further economic pain for Aussie winegrowers when in March they declared tariffs of nearly 220 per cent would be extended for the next five years.

But producers of wines costing more than $200 have successfully diversified, increasing sales to South East Asia and Europe, including the UK, the report said.


CCP stupid fools.
 

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Australian diplomats have called out China's "trade disruptive measures" against the country during an international meeting overnight.

In a hard-hitting statement to the World Trade Organisation, Australia's ambassador George Mina said punitive Chinese trade sanctions were "motivated by political considerations".

Australian exports to China, including wine, barley, coal and seafood, have been hit with punitive measures over the past 18 months amid worsening relations between the two countries.


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Australia has called out Chinese trade sanctions during a WTO meeting. (AP)


The Federal Government's statement to the WTO in Geneva said Beijing's policies had ramifications beyond icy relations with Australia.

"The implications of China's actions go beyond their impact on Australian exporters, they rise the risk and uncertainty of the China market for the global business community," Mr Mina said in the statement.

"By undermining agreed trade rules, China also undermines the multilateral trading system on which all WTO members apply.

"China says these actions reflect legitimate concerns; but there is a growing body of information that demonstrates China's actions are motivated by political considerations."


The Australian Government's statement to the WTO was included in an appraisal of China's trading policies.

Meanwhile, the impact of harsh Chinese tariffs on Australian wine exports has been revealed in a new report.

Industry body Wine Australia says global wine exports dropped by 24 per cent in the year to September 30.

The fall was driven by the collapse of the biggest market — China — which slapped tariffs on Australian wine 12 months ago.

In the year to September 2021, exports to China fell by 77 per cent to $274 million, down from the previous average of $1 billion a year.

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Australian wine exports to China have collapsed after Beijing imposed a hefty tariff. (AP)


Chinese officials inflicted further economic pain for Aussie winegrowers when in March they declared tariffs of nearly 220 per cent would be extended for the next five years.

But producers of wines costing more than $200 have successfully diversified, increasing sales to South East Asia and Europe, including the UK, the report said.


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Sourgrape loser... I though Australia brag they can easily find substitution and will not affected their economy? Whats the issue of losing China as customers since we sanction you? :lol:
 

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Typical white man hypocrisy. Australia can ban their students, ban huawei and others but will cry when they put tariffs. What kind of hypocrite cowards are these ppl?
 

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Well, isn’t joining the quad and aukus politically motivated? No 1 rule of business, don’t piss off your top customer. Australia needs to stop whining.
 

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