Business welcomes the removal of trade sanctions on Australian barley exports to China

04 August 2023

Business welcomes today’s decision from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce to remove trade sanctions on Australian barley from tomorrow, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said.

“This is an important outcome for Australian business, particularly for our world class grain producers.

“This mutually beneficial outcome is a result of prudent diplomacy and we acknowledge the work of the government to achieve this positive outcome.

“The Albanese government has made significant progress in stabilising relations, working with business and other stakeholders.

“We acknowledge and thank Foreign Minister Penny Wong and Trade Minister Don Farrell for their ongoing advocacy for Australian producers.

“The business sector looks forward to the removal of remaining trade impediments and continuing the process of normalising our trade relationship.

“We must maintain an approach of principled realism. Trade between China and Australia is mutually beneficial, and business wishes to see Australia continue to benefit from the opportunities offered by the Chinese economy.”


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