Australia's trade minister raises concerns about China's coal processing delays

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Simon Birmingham says coal taking twice as long as normal to clear ports amid quality checks

Australia’s trade minister has welcomed high-level confirmation from Beijing that there is no ban on coal exports, but has raised concern about slow processing times through some of China’s ports.

Simon Birmingham told Sky News on Sunday coal was currently taking twice as long as normal to clear ports in China, and he referenced a similar set of circumstances that impacted Australian coal shipments last year.

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