China barley tariffs leave 3.4m tonne sales gap to fill

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
Updated May 19 2020 - 11:03am, first published 4:30am
Australian barley exporters are on the hunt for alternatives to China.

AUSTRALIAN barley producers will have to find an alternative home for up to 3.4 million tonnes of new crop barley following the news that China will impose tariffs of over 80pc on imports of the cereal from Australia.

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Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.