China coal imports: 'no basis' to claims there is a ban, minister says

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Simon Birmingham says speculation about diplomatic tension is unhelpful and there is no evidence measures are aimed at Australia

The government has “no basis to believe that there is a ban on Australian coal exports into China”, the trade minister has said, but it has import quotas which Australia expects will be applied to all countries.

Simon Birmingham told reporters on Friday he was working with the embassy in Beijing to understand how restrictions were being applied to coal shipments, but he said there was no evidence to suggest the measures were targeted at Australia.

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