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Breaking News: Chinese Government May Lift Tariffs on Australian Wine Imports Amid Positive Signs for Businesses

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
China Nearing Completion of Australia Wine Tariff Removal, Says Business Leader

According to recent reports, the Chinese government is considering lifting heavy tariffs on Australian wine imports. This news comes after a meeting between business leaders and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, where it was emphasized that China is “opening up” to foreign investment. While this development is positive, it’s important to note that not all producers are expected to return to the market once the sanctions are lifted.

Speaking with Bloomberg during the Boao Forum in China, David Olsson, National President of a business lobby, highlighted concerns from Australian businesses about predictability and certainty. He acknowledged that while Australia’s China market holds great significance for many producers, ongoing geopolitical tensions have led them not to expect a return to the pre-tariff era.

Trade relations between Australia and China have improved since the election of the center-left Labor government in May 2022. Beijing has gradually lifted trade sanctions imposed on Australian exports during tensions, including restrictions on barley, timber, and coal. However, significant remaining sanctions are on Australian wine, with tariffs as high as 218%. The Australian government remains optimistic that these wine tariffs will be removed by the end of March.

It’s worth noting that not all producers will necessarily return to the Chinese market once the tariffs are lifted. Some producers have already begun exploring alternative markets due to concerns about predictability and certainty in longer-term investments in China. Despite this news, it’s clear that improving trade relations between Australia and China could be a major boost for both countries’ economies in the coming months and years ahead.

By Samantha Jones

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