COVID inquiry call triggered Chinese bans on Australia

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*April 2020, then foreign minister Marise Payne calls for a global inquiry into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, including China's handling of the initial outbreak

*May 2020, Beijing imposes an 80 per cent tariff on Australian barley imports, citing trade rules

*China also bans red meat exports from several Australian abattoirs

*November 2020, The Global Times, a communist party mouthpiece, confirms a suspension on a range of Australian imports including wine, lobster and timber

* November 2020, Beijing releases a list of 14 grievances with the Australian government

*December 2022, Foreign Minister Penny Wong meets Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing

*February 2023, Trade Minister Don Farrell holds a video conference with Chinese counterpart Wang Wentao

*May 2023, Senator Farrell visits Beijing for face-to-face talks with Mr Wentao

*May 2023, China announces sanctions will be lifted on Australian timber imports worth $600 million