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Australian miners complain China’s ‘dirty coal’ ban is hitting trade hard

by Futures Centre, Jul 8
1 minute read

Australian miners are calling for China’s recent restrictions on coal imports to be suspended to give officials from both countries a chance to “assess the situation”. As part of its Air Pollution Prevention Plan, China is now placing greater restrictions on the import, sale and burning of low grade coal in the country.

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However, as reported in the Financial Times, Australian miners are claiming the regulations are “unfairly blocking cargoes at Chinese ports and increasing the cost for exporters at a time when seaborne coal trade is under severe stress”. 

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