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.
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.
Australia's Prime Minister wants reform of the World Trade Organisation to rein in China's "economic coercion". But it also needs to constructively engage with China on that reform.
China felt the Murray Darling Basin Plan was about more than the environment. It wanted to know how much more.
The threat of punitive tariffs made by China against Australian barley isn't new. The consequences could be dramatic.
In complaining about China's alleged special treatment by the World Trade Organization, US President Donald Trump and Australia's Scott Morrison are pointing to something that isn't really there.
China's so-called anti-dumping action against Australia is really an action against Australia's overuse of anti-dumping provisions. Barley producers are caught in the crossfire.
A trade dispute between Australia and Indonesia shines a spotlight on Australia's controversial anti-dumping practices at the World Trade Organisation, writes Weihuan Zhou.