Australian lobster exports latest issue in trade row with China

The Australian government said Monday it is investigating reports that tons of live lobsters exported from Australia have been left stranded at Chinese airports while waiting for customs inspections, amid increased trade tensions between Beijing and Canberra.Chinese authorities are reportedly inspecting between 50 percent and 100 percent of Australian rock lobsters over concerns about trace elements of metals.Trade minister Simon Birmingham said that while the reports were concerning to the industry, “it is important…that people don’t jump to conclusions about what these delays mean.”Saying …

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