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Chinese authorities have told Australia to improve its plant export quarantine supervision system, the customs agency said. But the delay in China's response to a sanitary issue adds weight to suspicions that CBH has become collateral damage in a political dispute over Australia's call for an independent png dating into the coronavirus pandemic.
CBH chief marketing and trading officer Jason Craig said on September 2 the Chinese ban was over weed seeds in barley shipments to China dating back to December last year.
Suspect barley shipments have since been retested png dating were within tolerance limits agreed between China and Australia for the seeds, Craig said.
It is basically a reputation impact, Craig said of the ban. The ban has little practical effect because China shut its doors to Australian barley with a tariff wall in May after Australia angered China with calls for a coronavirus inquiry.
Five Australian abattoirs have also been banned from exporting beef and a Chinese inquiry into pricing could cost the Australian wine industry its largest export market. Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said Australia used world-leading quality controls on grain exports.
Since China erected a But CBH made its last deliveries to China before the ban.