Chinese state media could also encourage consumer boycotts, they said, adding that a final decision on the measures had not been made.
"We should be damn proud Australia is now leading the world".
Dry bulk carrier African Quail has changed its destination from Machong port in southern China to Port of Jebel Ali in United Arab Emirates after loading barley from Port Lincoln in southern Australia this month, according to data from broker and adviser IKON Commodities and Bloomberg ship-tracking information.
Senior government figures claim the inquiry vindicates the government's stance, prompting a scathing response from China's embassy in Australia.
China agreed to support an investigation after more than 110 countries co- sponsored the motion at the WHA on Monday night.
Australia has reported just over 7,000 infections, including 100 deaths, and has completed around 1.1 million tests among its population of 25 million.
Mr Littleproud is one of two ministers who has tried unsuccessfully to contact their Chinese counterparts to smooth escalating tensions over the trade of barley and beef to Australia's largest trading partner.More news: Ruby Rose to quit DC universe ahead of Batwoman season 2
However, China experts predict more action from Beijing is likely, and warn that news of the barley tariff will send a message inside China that Australia is not a "friendly" or reliable country to import from and could impact the decision to buy Australian goods across several industries.
The WHA resolution calls for an impartial, independent and comprehensive evaluation of the worldwide response to the pandemic and the World Health Organization (WHO) promised the review would happen at the earliest appropriate time.
Canberra said it may seek remedial action to overturn nearly 81 per cent in tariffs on barley exports - the latest in a series of Chinese sanctions that many believe are politically motivated.
"The tariffs are a huge blow to Australia's barley trade with China", the Grains Industry Market Access Forum, Australian Grain Exporters Council, GrainGrowers, Grain Producers Australia and Grain Trade Australia said in a joint statement.
"Australia is not going to engage in cheap politicking over an issue as important as COVID-19, ' Senator Birmingham told Sky News".
"We will now work through the determination by Chinese officials, calmly and methodically, and reserve our right to go to the World Trade Organisation to get the independent umpire to make that determination".
China has actually additionally disallowed red-meat imports from 4 Australian abattoirs on technological regulative premises.More news: Walmart’s Quarterly Sales Surprise As Virus Lockdown Drives Online, Store Delivery Traffic
"We have had representations in the past from China in relation to our anti- dumping system", he told the Australian Financial Review. Wine, dairy, seafood, oatmeal and fruits are on target this time. However, this initiative has been misinterpreted by some Western politicians and media outlets as being a probe into China's initial handling of the outbreak, first hyped up by countries like Australia.
"This is something that we will strongly reject, the premise that the Australian barley farmer is subsidised in any way, shape or form".
The Morrison government has denied that there's a link between the two events but did say that he would be disappointed if this was the case.
The WHA resolution commits to an impartial, independent and comprehensive evaluation of the worldwide response to the pandemic.
An independent analysis of the health and wellness feedback- to be gone for a later day- was concurred to without dissent by participants of the World HealthAssembly The European Union- prepared movement brought in a variety of co-sponsors consisting of Australia and eventually China. "China won't have any problems finding supply".More news: Ben Stiller shares memories of his dad, Jerry Stiller, on ‘Tonight Show’