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'No trade war': Australia after China imposes import tariffs on barley

"The reality is they have used a process, quite fairly, around a belief that we have not been fair in our trade," agriculture minister says

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Reuters  |  Sydney 

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Agriculture Minister David Littleproud had earlier said Australia would consider going to the World Trade Organization after China on Monday announced anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties totalling 80.5% on Australian barley imports from May 19

is not in a with China, Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said on Tuesday, a day after announced import tariffs on Australian barley.

"No, there's no In fact, even today, I think you have seen that there's increased demand for iron ore out of China," the minister told a media briefing.

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"The reality is they have used a process, quite fairly, around a belief that we have not been fair in our trade."

The minister had earlier said would consider going to the World Trade Organization after on Monday announced anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties totalling 80.5% on Australian barley imports from May 19.

First Published: Tue, May 19 2020. 08:29 IST
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