The duties, which vary from 116% to 218%, had been introduced Friday and are available after an investigation by Chinese authorities discovered cases of “dumping and [market] damage.” They take impact on Sunday.
Relations between Australia and China started to deteriorate final April after Prime Minister Scott Morrison referred to as for a global investigation into the origins of the coronavirus. Various Australian exports — together with timber, beef and a few kinds of coal — quickly started to come across difficulties getting into the Chinese market.
The worth of exports of wine to China dropped to virtually zero in December, in accordance with statistics from trade group Wine Australia.
— Laura He and Ben Westcott contributed reporting.