China’s beef ban begins to thaw
CHINESE authorities have allowed some shipments of Australian beef onto shelves as talks continue on a solution to product labelling concerns. China has raised concerns over labels on some boxes of exported beef that do not match the labels on the packets inside. The temporary ban has put hundreds of millions of dollars in Australian beef exports at risk. But Trade Minister Steve Ciobo said Chinese authorities had agreed meat sent from Australia before July 24 would be allowed into the country. “That represents the goodwill between Australia and China,” Mr Ciobo said.