Fri. Jun 14th, 2024
Business Chief Predicts China is on the Verge of Removing Tariffs on Australian Wine

The Australian government is optimistic that the Chinese government will soon lift heavy tariffs on Australian wine imports, according to a business lobby. During a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, the Australia China Business Council emphasized that China was “opening up” to foreign investment. David Olsson, the National President of the lobby group, expressed concern in an interview with Bloomberg at the Boao Forum in China about the unpredictability and uncertainty of long-term investments in the Chinese market.

Olsson acknowledged that geopolitical issues would continue to influence relations between Australia and China. Despite progress in economic ties since the Labor government took office in May 2022, the heaviest remaining sanctions are on Australian wine, with tariffs reaching as high as 218%. However, Olsson expressed optimism that these tariffs will be removed by the end of March.

If tariffs are lifted, a significant amount of Australian wine is expected to re-enter the Chinese market. However, not all of it will return, as many producers are also looking to diversify and explore other markets to reduce their dependence on China. The overall expectation is that the relationship between Australia and China will remain complex, with ongoing geopolitical tensions shaping their economic interactions.

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