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November 13, 2020
China extends ban on imports of timber from Australia due to bark beetle
China has indefinitely suspended imports of all Victorian timber logs, less than a week after an unofficial ban on Australian exports came into effect. It follows China's decision to block a shipment of timber from Queensland, sending exporters into limbo amid fears more exports will be blocked. Chinese customs officials notified the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment late yesterday of the ban, which is effective immediately, after 12 shipments from Victoria this year contained bark beetles. Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said the department was working with industry on ...
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