China takes Australia’s Huawei 5G ban to global trade umpire

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Beijing: China has complained to the World Trade Organisation about Australia’s ban on Huawei participating in the 5G network.

  • Kirsty Needham
  • WAtoday

The complaint, made at a WTO meeting in Geneva on Friday, does not mention Huawei by name but refers to Australia’s “discriminatory market access prohibition on 5G equipment”, according to the meeting’s agenda seen by The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

The complaint has been lodged with global trade umpire as the federal government has entered caretaker mode ahead of the May 18 election.

Reuters reported that Australian trade officials at the…

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