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Australia to seek part in China-EU trade row at WTO

Canberra 'opposes use of economic coercion' and 'discriminatory' trade practices

The EU launched a challenge at the WTO on Thursday accusing China of discriminatory trade practices against Lithuania that it says threaten the integrity of the single market.   © AP

MELBOURNE (Reuters) -- Australia will seek to be included in consultations about a trade dispute between the European Union and China launched by the EU at the World Trade Organisation, the Australian trade minister said on Saturday.

Thursday's EU challenge accuses China of discriminatory trade practices against Lithuania, saying they threatened the integrity of the single market.

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