Meeting for the first time since 2017, the WTO’s highest decision-making body managed to agree on some things – including its first treaty with environmental protection as the objective.
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.
The threat of punitive tariffs made by China against Australian barley isn't new. The consequences could be dramatic.