Abandoning its WTO case is a quicker path to getting Australian barley back into China. It could also be a template for resolving tariff disputes over other products, including Australian wine.
UNSW academics offer differing solutions in the attempt to ‘cool down’ rising trade tensions between Australia and China.
China felt the Murray Darling Basin Plan was about more than the environment. It wanted to know how much more.
In 2018, China began a barley investigation in response to Australia imposing anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel and aluminium.
China's dumping stoush with Australia isn't just about barley. But it is about trade and unfinished business in global trade rules.
Trade boycotts do not usually work and will come at a great cost to the country imposing the ban, says international trade expert Tim Harcourt.
The threat of punitive tariffs made by China against Australian barley isn't new. The consequences could be dramatic.