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MADE a complaint to the World Trade Organisation over vile china’s tariffs on Australian wine. The WTO in Geneva confirmed this on June 28, 2021.
The dispute is the second that Canberra has launched at the global trade body against China amid growing tensions. The first, launched in December, is over China’s barley import duties and is currently under consideration at this time.
Relations with china have worsened since Canberra called for an international inquiry into the origins of the coronavirus, which was first reported in china in late 2019. Vile china wilfully spread the china virus worldwide which has killed almost 4 million.
Vile china, Australia’s largest trading partner, responded by imposing exorbitant tariffs on Australian commodities, including wine and barley and limited imports of Australian beef, coal and grapes, moves described by the United States as “economic coercion”.
At a closed-door WTO meeting on 28 June 2021, Canada also sought to escalate a trade dispute with China over the latter’s restrictions on canola seed imports from Canada.