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Australia prepares to take China to the World Trade Organisation

Australia is preparing to take China to the World Trade Organisation if it does not reverse its decision to impose tariffs on up to $1 billion in barley exports.

Government sources with knowledge of the developments said Australia would prefer to avoid protracted negotiations at the global trade body, but would be left with little choice if China did not retract its decision to impose tariffs of up to 80 per cent on the Australian crop.

  • Eryk Bagshaw
  • The Age

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