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The WTO is important for the world, and good for Australia

“Time to admit that the WTO’s day is done” was the headline on a piece by Zoe McKenzie in this newspaper last week. Certainly, nobody would deny that progress in the Doha Round has so far been unsatisfactory and that there is more scepticism about trade liberalisation in many parts of the world than 25 […]

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Imminent conclusion of China-Australia FTA negotiations

In recent days, the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement negotiations have been reported to be near their conclusion. There has been a flurry of interviews here at IIT with our Executive Director, David Morfesi, about the pros and cons of a FTA with China and what it means for small businesses. Below are links to: 7:30 […]

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Australia China FTA Negotiations | Confucius Institute China Briefing

Executive Director, David Morfesi, will join an expert panel of speakers in discussing the progress of the Australia-China FTA negotiations at the first 2014 Confucius Institute China Briefing this Wednesday, 30th April 2014. This Briefing is particularly timely in light of the recently concluded trade deals with Japan and South Korea, Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s recent […]

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Trade deal on the agenda for Obama’s Asia tour | David Morfesi interviewed on The World

Executive Director, David Morfesi, was interviewed yesterday for a segment on the ABC News24’s The World program on Obama’s Tour of Asia and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Discussed was the importance of sealing, and the sticking points of, the mega trade deal. Watch the video here.

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Alumnus credits Australia Awards Short Course delivered by IIT

2013 IIT Short Course Alumnus, Ali Kamanga, was recently profiled as a “success story” in the Australia Awards Africa page. Ali, a senior trade official in Malawi’s Ministry of Trade and Industry, credits the IIT-delivered Australia Awards short course “Trade Policy, Design and Negotiation”  for improving his understanding of trade facilitation issues, trade in services negotiations and […]

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