MADELEINE KING MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE
SHADOW MINISTER FOR RESOURCES
MEMBER FOR BRAND
JULIE COLLINS MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE
MEMBER FOR FRANKLIN
Labor supports the Morrison Government’s decision to refer China to the World Trade Organization over its decision to impose anti-dumping duties on Australia’s wine.
The WTO is the appropriate forum for trade remedy actions.
Until these tariffs were imposed, China was the biggest destination for Australia‘s wine exports, accounting for around 40 per cent of total shipments.
The Australian wine industry and Chinese consumers have long benefited from a productive and respectful mutual relationship.
Labor calls on the Government to continue to seek to engage directly with China to resolve this issue and other disputes that have hurt Australian exporters.
In addition to wine producers, our barley growers, meat processors, coal companies, timber producers, lobster fishers, cotton growers and others have all experienced difficulties accessing the Chinese market.
Billions of dollars in trade and thousands of Australian jobs remain at risk.
Labor calls on Mr Morrison to explain to the Australian people what these trade restrictions mean for jobs, and what he is doing to help our exporters.