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Exploring Business Interests in the Australia/EU FTA

On 2 December 2016, The EU Centre for Global Affairs collaborated with the Australian Services Roundtable (ASR) and the European Australian Business Council (EABC) to sponsor a high profile European business visitor, Pascal Kerneis, Managing Director of the European Services Forum, to address a Business Breakfast Forum in Sydney In Pursuit of Services Trade and […]

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2 December 2016 in Sydney | Business Breakfast Forum | In Pursuit of Services Trade and Investment Outcomes in the Australia/European Union FTA

This Forum will take you on a business roller coaster ride across the highs, the lows and the bumps in the current services trade negotiating landscape, from doldrums in the GATS and heights of success with TPP, to crisis with TTIP, through BREXIT, across hiccups with CETA, to the end-game with TISA, a new initiative […]

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Could TPP seal the fate of geographical indications?

By Yves Renouf, IIT Visiting WTO Fellow This year, the Asia WTO Research Network Annual Conference, held in Hong Kong on 16-17 May, discussed the paradigm shift in international trade regulation that may result from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Dr Danny Friedmann, Research Associate in the Law Faculty of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, discussed […]

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28 October 2016 | Luncheon Discussion | What’s in a Name? Geographical Indications. How they are handled in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and implications for the EU/Australia FTA?

The EU Centre for Global Affairs invites you to a formal luncheon discussion on the origin labelling implications for local South Australian food and beverage producers – as well as the EU/Australia FTA negotiations – of the TPP’s push towards a trademark system (rather than sui generis system) to protect Geographical Indications. Date: Friday, 28 October […]

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New Zealand offers UK its top trade negotiators for post-Brexit deals

The Telegraph Peter Spence, Economics Correspondent 30 June 2016 • 10:15am New Zealand has offered its top trade negotiators to the United Kingdom, relieving the British civil service as it prepares for the strain of seeking new deals with countries across the globe. The Telegraph understands that the Commonwealth country has made an offer to […]

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Brexit: Its not over! – Hein Roelfsema

Hein Roelfsema, a recent visitor to the University of Adelaide and Associate Professor of International Macroeconomics at Utrecht University in The Netherlands, has a unique perspective on the implications of Brexit… There is no doubt about the significance of the impact of the UK’s choice to exit the EU on its economy. The market’s assessment […]

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BREXIT to complicate planned Australia-EU free trade talks

Britains decision to bid adieu to the European Union will likely impact its trade relations with Asia Pacific nations such as Australia, which is preparing to negotiate a free trade agreement with the EU, analysts have told MLex. The EU and Australia said last November that they would begin negotiations on a free trade agreement. […]

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8 June 2016 | Adelaide Law School Forum on Cross-Border Movement of People | Temporary Migration: Challenges and Comparisons

Sponsored by the European Union Centre for Global Affairs at the University of Adelaide, this forum aims to address some of the legal challenges faced by temporary travellers in relation to labour mobility laws and associated regulatory regimes. The main questions to be discussed in this forum are the manner in which the current regulations […]

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Annual Grant Program 2016 – Allocation of Funds Notice

The EU Centre for Global Affairs announces the allocation for 2016 of a total of AUD$58,943 for both full and partial funding of proposed research projects on the basis of a competitive application process. Successful applicants are Dr Allan O’Connor (Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre, the University of Adelaide), Ms Alexandra Hordern (Business Council of […]

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Creative France initiative launched in South Australia

The Creative France initiative was launched in Adelaide on 17 March 2016 by the Ambassador of France to Australia, H.E. Mr Christophe Lecourtier. This initiative includes a new French-SA web portal, Bonjour Adelaide, a variety of exhibitions and cultural engagements and very importantly establishment of South Australia’s first bilingual French primary school. Creative France in […]

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