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MNI BRIEF: China Lifts Duties On Australian Barley

MNI (Beijing)

China will no longer impose antidumping duties on imported barley from Australia in view of changing circumstances in China’s barley market, the Ministry of Commerce said on Friday.

In place since April 2020, the antidumping measures had been under review following an application from the China Liquor Association made in April this year.

A warming in trade relations between Beijing and Canberra comes as China ramps up efforts to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), of which Australia is already a member. A Chinese international relations expert told MNI recently China can meet the technical requirements for joining but will find geopolitical issues difficult to overcome (See MNI INTERVIEW: China-US Face Challenges Despite Thaw - Expert - Bonds & Currency News | Market News)

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