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Race to save 20 tonnes of lobsters on Chinese tarmac as timber also hit – Sydney Morning Herald

Australian timber exports have been hit with fresh Chinese customs restrictions as time runs out for the  government resolve the lobster hold-up.

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A Chinese customs notice released on Friday, the same day the lobsters were held up, shows officials detected a bark beetle – the eastern five-spined engraver – in Queensland logs heading to Chinese customers. Timber industry sources in Australia and China confirmed they had faced hurdles getting their product into China. The beetle, which can kill local trees, was also allegedly found in barley exports from Emerald Grain Australia.
“Customs suspends the acceptance of Australian Queensland logs…

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