The Australia/EU FTA: Agribusiness Opportunities and Challenges

On 6 October  2017 the EU Centre for Global Affairs in collaboration with the Centre for Global Food and Resources held a public seminar “The Australia/EU FTA: Agribusiness Opportunities and Challenges” as part of the official programme for the EU Economic and Commercial Counsellors’ Joint Mission to the State. More details and the seminar programme are available HERE. The event was a huge success and topics discussed at the seminar were of the most importance for the EU Delegation and for Australia-EU economic relationships.

The EU Centre for Global Affairs Annual Grant Program recipient Professor Kym Anderson AC, George Gollin Professor of Economics and Executive Director of the Wine Economics Research Centre, University of Adelaide and Professor of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Canberra delivered his presentation on “The Australia-EU FTA: Agriculture, food and wine issues” in Panel 1.

In the following Panel on Geographic Indications Dr Danny Friedmann, Faculty of Law, University of Macau presented by video his recent case study “Clash of the Old and the New World of Wine in China: A Case Study of Competition, Innovation and Prosecco“. A full text of the paper and a video are available HEREIvano Casella, Trade Counsellor, EU Delegation to Australia responded with his presentation on “The benefit of a system of GIs for agricultural products: the EU experience”.

The EU Centre for Global Affairs would like to thank everyone involved.

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