Original article by Peter Ker
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 13 & 18 : 13-Jul-15
China recently increased stricter standards for coal imports, and is now testing shipments for the presence of trace elements such as fluorine, arsenic and mercury. China has already rejected at least one coal shipment from Australia, and federal MP Clive Palmer says Australia should impose a tariff on iron ore exports to China in response to the new testing regime. Meanwhile, there is speculation that Canada will take the matter to the World Trade Organization.
WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE, CHINA. MINISTRY OF COMMERCE, CANADA. DEPT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT, ANGLO AMERICAN COAL, WARATAH COAL INCORPORATED, CITIGROUP INCORPORATED