Reports indicate that China is expected to ban imports of Australian wheat amidst rising tensions between the two countries. From Friday, products such as barley, sugar, red wine, timber, coal, lobster, copper ore and copper concentrates coming from Australia are likely to not enter China, even if the goods have been paid for and have arrived at ports. The ban on wheat is likely to follow. Chinese importers have been told that they will have to bear the expense of any uncleared goods. They were also told to suspend all orders for commercial reasons. Shipments arriving at the ports before Friday will be released, but those arriving after will stay at the ports.