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In the latest of several media interviews this week, Australia's Trade Minister has sounded positive on the prospects for continued improvements in the Australia-China trade relationship.
As part of a broader thaw in China-Australia trade relations, Australian exports of coal to China are resuming, according to media reports.
Several recent media reports indicate that China may be removing some restrictions on Australian coal imports, which could be a first step towards a broader easing of Australia-China trade conflict.
A possible easing of tensions in China-Australia relations continues, as reports suggest that China is set to lift a ban on Australian coal. When asked about the possibility, the Australian Treasurer called it a "welcome step" but noted that it had "not yet been officially confirmed." The Chinese Foreign Ministry
In an Australian parliamentary session this week, Senator Sarah Henderson raised concerns about the Newcastle, Australia port, which is 50% owned by a Chinese state-owned company, imposing restrictions on coal exports. This has been a recurring issue that has arisen several times in recent months, in the context of a
It has been widely reported in the media that Australia-China trade relations have deteriorated in recent months. Some aspects of this issue have been discussed in WTO committees and other bodies. At the May 3 meeting of the WTO’s Working Party on State-Trading Enterprises, for which the minutes were