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19.05.2020 Market Access News Comments Off on Industry Update: Australia’s barley industry responds to China’s tariff measures

Industry Update: Australia’s barley industry responds to China’s tariff measures

Joint Statement from Grains Industry Market Access Forum, Australian Grain Exporters Council, GrainGrowers, Grain Producers Australia and Grain Trade Australia
19 May 2020

The Australian barley industry has expressed its deep disappointment with the announcement by the People’s Republic of China to place punitive tariffs on Australian barley exports to China. This follows an anti-dumping and countervailing subsidy investigations initiated by China in November 2018.

The People’s Republic of China has imposed a dumping margin of up to 73.6% and a subsidy margin of up to 6.9% for all barley imported from Australia on all barley imported from Australia, effective from 19th May 2020, in response to its investigations.

These tariffs will disrupt and most likely halt exports by artificially increasing the price of Australian barley imported to China until the situation is resolved. It is estimated this dispute could cost Australian grain industry and notably rural and regional economies at least $A500 million per annum.

See China tariff update to read the full statement.

11.05.2020 Market Access News Comments Off on Industry Update: China proposes tariffs on Australian barley

Industry Update: China proposes tariffs on Australian barley

Joint Statement from Grains Industry Market Access Forum, Australian Grain Exporters Council, GrainGrowers, Grain Producers Australia and Grain Trade Australia
9 May 2020

The Australian barley industry understands the People’s Republic of China, Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) are potentially proposing to place tariffs on barley imported from Australia as a result of their ongoing anti-dumping and countervailing duties investigations.
The yet to be finalised tariffs, may include a dumping margin of up to 73.6% and a subsidy margin of up to 6.9% for barley imported from Australia.
Australian barley exporters and the Australian Government have been provided with 10 days to respond.
It is understood MOFCOM may provide their final determination on, or before 19 May 2020.
The organisations making this statement and Australian barley exporters will continue to co-operate with the Chinese Government and work closely with the Australian Government.