In a strongly worded statement, Australia's ambassador to the World Trade Organisation says China's harsh trade policies risk global confidence in Beijing.
Australian wine exports to China have slumped to dramatic low, new figures reveal, after the hefty increase in import tariffs last November stopped activity in its tracks.
Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called for Australia to stand with Taiwan against the threat of Beijing in the strongest stand yet from any serving or former member of the Coalition.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics said the international trade surplus rose to a record $15.1 billion in August, up from $12.7 billion in July.
WA authorities are still waiting for the results of COVID-19 tests taken by crew members on an oil and chemical tanker docked in Fremantle.
Two seafarers from an oil and chemical tanker which docked in Fremantle this morning have been taken to hospital, as the ship’s crew await results from their COVID-19 tests.
A worker on the oil and chemical tanker which arrived in Fremantle this morning has been rushed to hospital as WA Health personnel continue to test crew for COVID-19.
Bendotti Exports says it can’t supply a 1000-tonne crisping potato order because of labour and shipping challenges
Trade Minister Dan Tehan has downplayed the damage done to Australia’s Free Trade Agreement with the EU after scrapping the French submarine deal, and said Australia would have reacted the same way.
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The national conversation about our largest trading partner China has descended from caution, to concern, to fear that miscalculation or conflict is possible.
Beijing has applied to join an Asia-Pacific trade pact less than a day after Australia announced they would form a more cohesive defence arrangement to offset China’s rising military prowess.
China's government says it has applied to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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Australia is forging ahead with action against China’s sanctions on Australian wine, requesting the World Trade Organisation form a ‘dispute settlement panel’ to stop Beijing’s behaviour.
Businesses could bear the brunt of escalating trade tensions between Australia and China as the relationship is expected to worsen amid the new nuclear submarine deal, experts have warned.
One of the world's most powerful international organisations has issued a grim warning to Australia about relying on trade with China.
The Australian Government has been criticised over a leaked email showing specific climate references have been dropped from a trade deal with the UK.
Industrial action by one of WA’s most militant unions is being blamed for seaborne freight being diverted thousands of kilometres to Melbourne.
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The value of China’s iron ore imports hit new heights in August even as policymakers try to cut steel production and calm commodity prices.
China remains Australian agriculture’s most valuable market, despite trade restrictions wiping more than a quarter off the value of its exports during 2020/21.
Australia’s Trade Minister says the WTO dispute process will take at least two years, but the principle is important.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has played down the impact of China’s trade sanctions on Australian products.
Australia’s economic resilience in the wake of China’s efforts to punish it for diplomatic slights has some Down Under declaring victory. They might be speaking too soon.
The strict rules that say Champagne only comes from France could also earn First Nations businesses big bucks if they were applied in Australia.
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