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“A major milestone for the global trading system was reached on 22 February 2017 when the first multilateral deal concluded in the 21 year history of the World Trade Organisation entered into force. In receiving four more ratifications for the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), the WTO has obtained the two-thirds acceptance of the agreement from its 164 members needed to bring the TFA into force.”

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In a reference to a recent article, published in Al-Ahram, visiting fellow at the Institute for International Trade, Arne Klau, outlines what trade policies the world can expect from the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump.

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The Institute for International Trade at The University of Adelaide is delighted to announce the arrival of three new PhD candidates. The three aspirants commenced their studies in November of 2016 with an underlying theme of “Trade and Production Value-Chain.”

The Institute is positive that they will prove to be a valuable addition, and build on the presence of PhD students within the Faculty.  The Institute for International Trade currently has two students approaching the conclusion of their studies, and looks forward to the promise of additional candidates in 2017.

Our three new PhD. Candidates are:

  • Adriana Espejo Gracia (full-time PhD Candidate) is researching “Gender, Trade and Global production Value-Chain” under the supervision of Professor Christopher Findlay and Associate Professor Shandre Thangavelu
  • Rynne Brendan (Part-Time PhD Candidate) is conducting research on “Trade, Regional Integration and Global Production Value-Chain” under the supervision of Associate Professor Shandre Thangavelu, Professor Kym Anderson and Professor Richard Pomfret
  • Vutha Hing (Full-Time PhD Candidate) is conducting research on “Human Capital Development, Trade Dynamics, and Regional Production Value-Chain” under the supervison of Professor Christopher Findlay and  Associate Professor Shandre Thangavelu

Please join us in welcoming these candidates to the Institute!

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Governance in Middle-Eastern and North African countries is a major factor in their businesses’ ability to trade and participate in the global economy. The quality of institutions correlates with the export performance of companies, as shown by the latest FEMISE report (FEM41-08). The latest FEMISE publication, “Corporate Performance in Transition: The Role of Business Constraints […]

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The latest FEMISE report (FEM41-08) highlights the obstacles to productivity faced by companies in the Middle East and North Africa. Even before corruption or lack of visibility in the business sector, the taxation burden is the main impediment to corporate productivity. A better understanding of this reality by political circles could encourage companies in becoming […]

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Seminars “Challenges in Indonesian Economy: Trade, Growth and Investment” by Associate Professor Nunung Nuryartono, Director, InterCAFE, Bogor Agricultural University, 16 November 2016 “Green Economy and Trade in Indonesia: Entrepreneurship, Enabling Technologies, Green Products and Exports” by Dr Iqbal Irfany, InterCAFE, Bogor Agricultural University, 17 November 2016 “Servicification and Global Value-Chain in Asia: Empirical Analysis” by […]

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On the 18th of November, the Institute for International Trade (IIT) hosted the Launch of the Australia/China Joint Economic Report (ACJER) over breakfast at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Adelaide. The breakfast saw over 150 attendees from various fields of expertise and several speakers including Professor Peter Drysdale, Emeritus Professor of Economics at the Australian National University […]

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The University of Adelaide’s Institute for International Trade will have the pleasure of hosting the Adelaide launch of The Australia China Joint Economic Report (ACJER) on the morning of Friday, 18 November 2016. The ACJER is an independent policy report authored by leading researchers in both Australia and China. It draws policy conclusions to guide […]

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On Wednesday, 2 November the Institute for International Trade had the pleasure of hosting a delegation from The Ministry of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Areas and Transmigration from Indonesia. This visit provided a valuable opportunity for us to learn more about the Ministry’s ambitious strategy for achieving local economic growth based on local produce, and […]

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This year’s course commenced October 17 in Cape Town with 23 participants. After an intensive 2 week training period covering 3 Modules, the officials sat for their first exam earlier this week in the Trade 5000 course.

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