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Business casualties mount as China finds new front in $6b trade war – Sydney Morning Herald

From coal to cotton and from wine to education it appears no product is safe, other than Australia’s most important and valuable export – iron ore.

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The often informal nature of Chinas communication to those importing Australian goods only makes what is clearly a random trade curtailment more sinister.
Unexplained random checks on products that allegedly find or are looking for weeds in barley, questionable metallic levels in lobsters, or bugs in timber are dubious enough. Then there are the Chinese allegations of Australian producers dumping wine, tariff threats on cotton and talk of curbs on Australian copper and coal. And this is not an exhaustive…

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