The trade expert found that the WTO`s appeal body was already behind schedule and had been hampered by the blocking of Mr. Trump`s appointments. Madeleine King, Labour`s trade policy spokeswoman, also strongly supported the Morrison government`s plan to bring China to the World Trade Organization for barley tariffs, a move against which trade experts warned the solution could take up to three years. The current tariffs on Australian beef imports into China is between 12 and 25 per cent, and our modelling is based on a total removal of duties within a decade. There is also a 10% tariff for live cattle. However, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, many of Australia`s livestock imports to China are purely high and this type of import of live cattle currently does not attract any tariffs. Therefore, the removal of the tariff on beef (unlike live cattle) has the greatest direct impact on the Australian beef and beef industry. There will be a labour and leave agreement in which Australia will grant up to 5,000 visas to Chinese nationals for work and vacationers.  The free trade agreement between the two countries was signed on June 17, 2015 in Canberra, Australia.  The agreement will follow the usual contracting process, during which it will enter into force when China completes its domestic legal and legislative procedures and in Australia, the review by the Standing Committee on the Treaties of the Australian Parliament and the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade of the Senate.  “I don`t think it should be abandoned,” she said.
“It`s a whole series of products going to China, and we don`t want to put that at risk, even though, at the moment, many of them are clearly part of China`s trade movements.” Others, who have succeeded in securing free trade agreements with China, have benefited from a sharp increase in trade flows. For example, China`s imports from New Zealand have increased by more than 450% since the China-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement came into force in October 2008. China`s total imports increased by only 50% over the same period (Chart 6). Dr Jeffrey Wilson, research director at the American Centre in Perth, said the 2015 free trade agreement, which was colored by the Abbott government, “is not worth the paper it is written on today,” given Beijing`s actions. It said it understood that it could be years before it was completed and heard concerns from some exporters that such a move could “make matters worse in the broader trade dispute.” “But how much worse can it be?” King argued, however, that the coalition had a “mode of cessation and forgetfulness of free trade agreements,” in which agreements were not accompanied by proper monitoring and relationship building. ChAFTA will strengthen export momentum and give Australia`s exports an advantage over major competitors from the United States, Canada and the EU. In addition, Australia is likened to competitors from countries such as New Zealand and Chile, which have already negotiated trade agreements with China.