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Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne said that he wants bilateral negotiations with China, adding that their complaint to the World Trade Organization (WTO) over Beijing’s anti-dumping duties on wine exports should enable bilateral negotiations, per Reuters.

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“What lodging the dispute enables us to do is begin dispute consultation settlements, which actually is a bilateral discussion with China about the issues.”

“We’ve seen duties of over 200% applied to Australian wine. We don’t believe that that is consistent with China’s obligations under the WTO. So that part of the process enables us to have that direct conversation.”