Shipments of rapid antigen tests, critical building supplies and commodities will be disrupted for several weeks as manufacturing and port activity halts for Chinese New Year.
Iron ore, a barometer for the Chinese economy and driver of the Australian dollar, is probably having its wildest year ever. But there’s more to come in 2022.
Australia’s resources and energy exports are expected to reach an unprecedented high this financial year — but iron ore earnings are tipped to fall back significantly.
Danielle Le Messurier
Business leaders say a historic free trade deal between Australia and the UK will give both countries the opportunity to fill critical worker gaps and help secure global supply chains.
Australia and Britain have formally signed an historic free trade agreement in a deal that will abolish tariffs on 99 per cent of our nation’s exports to the UK worth almost $10 billion.
Kimberley Caines and Lanai Scarr
Australia and the UK will sign a historic free trade agreement on Friday.
Australia's dispute with India over the use of sugar subsidies may have some way to go after Delhi said it would appeal a WTO ruling.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has told the Productivity Commission to launch a probe into Australia’s ports amid fears of bottlenecks and slow delivery of products.
China is set to ramp up domestic production of iron ore as it moves to cuts its reliance on overseas supply from the Pilbara’s biggest players.
The OECD has warned the Reserve Bank of Australia may need to lift the cash rate earlier than it is anticipating due to rising inflation.
Energy shortages have forced China to snap up Aussie coal for the first time in almost year after diplomatic tensions caused an unofficial ban.
Rebecca Le May
Nearly $2 million worth of smuggled Australian lobsters and sea cucumbers, believed to be bound for mainland China, have been seized by customs in Hong Kong.
South Korea’s race towards carbon neutrality by 2050 is set to open up a new trade opportunities for WA, according to the Australia Korea Business Council.
A slump in global wine production may be good news for Australian growers scrambling to secure new export markets but ongoing turmoil at shipping terminals threatens to derail the opportunity.
Australia has been urged to transition away from fossil fuels immediately to protect its economy from a huge shock.
WA businesses fear losing international investment and trade without clear net zero targets, and are willing to pay more for energy to offset emissions.
China's imposition of duties on imported Australian wine will be examined by a panel set up by the World Trade Organisation.
Fremantle Port, WA’s trade gateway to the world, remained open because someone went to a stationery store, writes Ben Harvey. But wharfies are most definitely not on strike.
In a strongly worded statement, Australia's ambassador to the World Trade Organisation says China's harsh trade policies risk global confidence in Beijing.
Australian wine exports to China have slumped to dramatic low, new figures reveal, after the hefty increase in import tariffs last November stopped activity in its tracks.
Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called for Australia to stand with Taiwan against the threat of Beijing in the strongest stand yet from any serving or former member of the Coalition.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics said the international trade surplus rose to a record $15.1 billion in August, up from $12.7 billion in July.
WA authorities are still waiting for the results of COVID-19 tests taken by crew members on an oil and chemical tanker docked in Fremantle.
Two seafarers from an oil and chemical tanker which docked in Fremantle this morning have been taken to hospital, as the ship’s crew await results from their COVID-19 tests.
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