China adds timber to trade war, banning imports from WA and NSW

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First it was a hefty tariff on barley and a suspension on some beef imports, then it was the Australian wine, lobster, cotton and coal industries, now the Australian timber industry is in China’s sights.

Beijing had already banned timber imports from Victoria and Queensland, Tasmania, and South Australia.

In recent days that’s been extended to imports from New South Wales and Western Australia.

Chinese authorities claim “live forest pests” were found in recent Australian shipments.

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Ross Hampton