Australian Winemakers Press Pm To Visit China Amid Diplomatic Tiff


SYDNEY – Australian winemakers on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to visit China to resolve diplomatic tensions blamed for trade obstacles that have raised concerns for the future of a $650 million wine export market.

As many as six Australian wine companies, including Treasury Wine Estates Ltd – the world’s biggest-listed winemaker – have faced delays at Chinese customs this year amid the diplomatic rift between Canberra and Beijing.

Australian beef and citrus producers are also calling on the government to do more to resolve the tensions with Australia’s largest trading partner, sparked by Canberra’s allegations of Chinese economic coercion and political meddling.

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