China has banned imports from another Australian beef supplier, in Beijing’s latest move in the escalating trade war. Queensland-based Meramist Pty Ltd now joins the growing list of abattoirs victim to Beijing’s ban, including John Dee. Produce from five Australian beef suppliers were suspended by China earlier this year, with the economic superpower today blocking imports from a sixth. China's General Administration of Customs revealed on its website overnight that applications and registration for beef exports from Meramist had been suspended from December 7 - but did not say why. It comes as the Morrison Government considers taking China’s tariffs on Australian barley to the World Trade Organisation, but Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said he hoped Beijing would “come to the table” to discuss the matter first. China also slapped tariffs of more than 200 per cent on Australian wine last month.