Breaking Barriers: Australian Wine Set to Re-Enter Chinese Market as Tariffs Lifted, But Uncertainty and Complex Relationship Linger

By Eleanor Harrison Mar27,2024
Business Chief Predicts China is on the Verge of Removing Tariffs on Australian Wine

The Chinese government is reportedly set to lift heavy tariffs on Australian wine imports, according to a business lobby. This news comes after a recent meeting between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Australian business leaders, where he emphasized that China was “opening up” to foreign investment.

David Olsson, the National President of the Australia China Business Council, expressed his optimism in an interview with Bloomberg at the Boao Forum in China. He noted that while Australian businesses value the Chinese market, they are concerned about the unpredictability and uncertainty, especially when it comes to long-term investments.

Despite improvements in economic ties between Australia and China since the Labor government took office in May 2022, the heaviest remaining sanctions are still on Australian wine. Tariffs have reached as high as 218%. However, the Australian government remains optimistic 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. Many producers are also looking to diversify and explore other markets to reduce their dependence on China. Despite this progress, it is expected that the relationship between Australia and China will remain complex, with ongoing geopolitical tensions shaping their economic interactions.

By Eleanor Harrison

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