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‘Another protectionist ploy’: Climate tariffs drive wedge in Australia-UK relationship

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s G7 summit proposal to tax energy-intensive imports has come under fire from the Australian government.

Trade and Tourism Minister Dan Tehan told Jim Wilson he’s committed to fighting the climate tariffs in favour of “pursuing trade liberalisation”.

“We just see it as another protectionist ploy, we don’t think that it benefits free trade at all.

“That’s how we generate jobs in this country, and the last thing we want is a key ally and friend … looking to put barriers in the way of that.”

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