🤝 China: Trade relations

China has lifted restrictions on imports of Australian timber products, which had been subject to biosecurity-related measures. Read the Australian Forestry Products Association media release welcoming the news here. Read the ABC News report here.

Trade Minister Farrell visited Beijing last week to co-host the 16th Joint Ministerial Economic Commission (JMEC) dialogue between Australia and China. The JMEC was last held in 2017.

Read the official press release here.

Minister Farrell invited his Chinese counterpart, Commerce Minister Wang Wentao, to visit Australia. The South China Morning Post also reports that China’s Foreign Minister, Qin Gang, will visit Australia in July. Read more here.

China Economic Net reported on the visit here (Chinese).

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