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AAP | Light on the hill for China barley tariff removal

There's a light on the hill for the end of punitive import tariffs on Australian barley imposed by China, with hopes Beijing will remove the impediments in the coming months.

Beijing agreed to expedite a review into its barley tariffs after receiving a World Trade Organisation report kickstarted by Australia's complaint.

The barley review is due in July but could be extended until August. Canberra believes there are positive signs of movement.

"The expectation is that as a result of that review, tariffs will be removed on barley," Trade Minister Don Farrell said.

Grain Producers Australia welcomed the trade minister's words and ongoing efforts to remove barriers after his recent return from Beijing.


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