Posted on December 15, 2023

Trade and agriculture ministers in Australia said on Tuesday (Dec 12) that China had lifted restrictions on imports of meat from three large abattoirs in Australia, in the latest sign of improving relations between the two countries.

China had blocked imports of Australian commodities including coal, timber and barley after Australia requested an inquiry into the origins of COVID-19 in 2020.

China is the biggest importer of Australian lamb and mutton and the fourth-biggest importer of its beef.

While trade in other commodities collapsed due to trade barriers, many Australian abattoirs could still ship to China and export volumes were little changed in recent years.

freight forwarders wine Singapore shipping Sweden Poland air freight rail freight Sweden freight Japan India Denmark USA container cargo Latvia Norway Brexit exports China logisitics freight exports Netherlands Gothenburg freight forwarding containers waste exporters Germany Greece Covid-19 U.S.A Canada Hong Kong Spain italy Seafreight South Africa Freight Shipping imports Egypt Ireland Swedish Turkey logistics Switzerland Finland China Australia France