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[/news/china/index.html China] has boldly gloated that Australian wine exports will plummet under new tariffs - wiping millions of dollars and hundreds of jobs from the industry - while claiming the only reason they bought our bottles was because they were 'cheap'. 
The claim was made in a piece by the Global Times, a mouthpiece for the communist government, after China imposed additional 6.3 per cent duties on Australian wine from Friday.
The Beijing-sponsored newspaper said the only reason Chinese consumers bought Australian wine was because it's 'cheap', and would now look to buy wine from other countries such as Chile.
The article, which was published on Thursday, claims the new trade tariffs could cause a wine and grape 'glut' in Australia when demand Lạc Sơn Đại Phật from Chinese importers drops . 
China had already imposed a 212 per cent tariff on Australian wine last week, something the tabloid described as a 'destructive blow'.
China boldly claimed the demand for Australian wine will 'crater' after the industry was dealt a 'destructive blow' by new crippling tariffs (pictured, Australian wine on sale in Shanghai)
China had already imposed a 212 per cent tariff on Australian wine last week (pictured, bottles on display in Shanghai on December 10)
Chinese wine importer Long Guanyu, who bought 200,000 bottles of Australian wines this year, said his company was no looking at other countries.
'Chinese customers chose Australian wines over those from other sources because they can get the same quality at a cheaper price,' he said from his base in Xiamen, kynghidongduong.vn Southeast China's Fujian Province.
'It (the new tariffs)  will have a huge effect on my business, because after these tariffs, the price will be at least three times higher,
'I expect that the volume of imported Australian wine will sharply decrease.'
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Australia currently exports a staggering 39 per cent of all its wine product to China, one of our biggest trading partners.
The massive tariffs and duties comes after claims by the Beijing foreign exporters that Australian winemakers were 'dumping' cheap wine on the Chinese market.
Australian exporters have already felt the brunt of harsh tariffs, with one winemaker losing $240,000 'overnight' due to cancelled orders.
Coby Ladwig, who runs Western Australia's Rosenthal Wines, has been sending about 50 per cent of his stock to China for the past four years.
Australian exporters have already felt the brunt of harsh tariffs, with one winemaker losing $240,000 'overnight' due to cancelled orders (pictured, Australian wine in Shanghai)
He said the instant loss of business was a 'massive hit' especially after losing business during the coronavirus pandemic.
'I really like the Chinese culture and people and we had built up a really good following, so to have all that cut off has been pretty hard to take,' he told [ 'I couldn't believe the relationship was just cut off overnight - there was a feeling of disbelief, because we heard rumours something might be happening, but there was a bit of denial at first.]