Scott Morrison condemns China's new tariff on Australian wines

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 Prime Minister Scott Morrison says China is putting up the price of Australian wine in 'retaliation' for Australia standing up for its values and that's 'not OK'.

China's Ministry of Commerce announced the new measures would kick in from Sunday and last five years, in a statement released on Friday.

Some importers will need to pay tax to China's custom authority, in a move China says is an anti-dumping measure.

Scott Morrison, Boris Johnson are posing for a picture: Scott Morrison (left) said he 'stands with Prime Minister Johnson' (right) in condemning the treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang © Provided by Daily Mail Scott Morrison (left) said he 'stands with Prime Minister Johnson' (right) in condemning the treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang Scott Morrison said that the UK has also come under sanctions from China for condemning their treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang (pictured: China's People Liberation Army) © Provided by Daily Mail Scott Morrison said that the UK has also come under sanctions from China for condemning their treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang (pictured: China's People Liberation Army)

Mr Morrison said Australia 'completely reject(s)' what he called 'non-tariff restrictions'.

'By their own admission, publicly, (this is) some form of retaliation for Australians standing up for our values,' he told reporters. 'That is not OK.'

The prime minister said Australia stood alongside the UK in condemning the treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang, and that Australia's ally had also come under sanctions for their position.

'I stand with Prime Minister Johnson...Boris, well done mate, we stand with you and thanks for standing with Australia as well,' he said.

a store shelf filled with wine glasses: The Australian government is fighting back against China's decision to up the price of wine for five years © Provided by Daily Mail The Australian government is fighting back against China's decision to up the price of wine for five years

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan earlier called the decision 'extremely disappointing and completely unjustifiable', pledging to do everything he could to reverse it.


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Scott Morrison condemns China's new tariff on Australian wines