China Escalates Australia Trade Dispute With Wine Tariffs



Stuart Condie | The Wall Street Journal

SYDNEY—China imposed antidumping tariffs on Australian wine, escalating a monthslong trade dispute and forcing local vintners to seek other markets for millions of bottles during a pandemic.

China’s Ministry of Commerce said the temporary duties of 107.1% to 212.1% will take effect Saturday. They follow an investigation begun in August that concluded Australian exporters dumped cheap wine into the Chinese market, hurting the domestic wine industry. Australia’s government rejected these preliminary findings.

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