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15 December 2020
Tania Constable, Chief Executive Officer
The MCA is aware of media reports from China that coal exports from Australia face further restrictions.
Australia and China have a strong, enduring and mutually beneficial economic and trade relationship, particularly in our high-quality minerals.
The success of this relationship has relied on a rules-based trade system, which has supported many years of economic growth and job creation, especially in Australia’s regions.
The MCA encourages the Australian and Chinese governments to work together to resolve these issues and restore stability to the long-term trading relationship.
In addition, given that Australia is a clear winner from free trade, the MCA rejects calls for a levy on our iron ore exports which would damage the competitiveness of our world-leading minerals companies and their reputation as low-cost, reliable producers and exporters of quality commodities.