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A rare interview featuring Dr Rebecca LaForgia – Senior Lecturer, Adelaide Law School at the recording studio of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Watch this video that features members of the secretariat from the Committee on Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) address the following topics:

  • What is a RTA? Rohini Acharya, Counsellor, Chief of Section Policies Review Division, WTO.
  • Why is it important to know more about RTAs? Jean-Daniel Rey – Counsellor, Regional Trade Agreements Section – Trade Policies Review Division, WTO.
  • How does the WTO monitor RTAs? Ana Cristina Molina, Trade Policy Analyst, Regional Trade Agreements Section, WTO.
  • So what happens after the notification of the RTAs? Jo-ann Crawford, Counsellor, Regional Trade Agreements section- Trade Policies Review Division – WTO.
  • After the WTO Secretariat prepares a summary about the RTA, is that the end of the process? Ana Cristina Molina, Trade Policy analyst, Regional Trade Agreements Section, WTO.
  • Tell us more about the role of the WTO Committee on Regional Trade Agreements (CRTA). Jean-Daniel Rey – Counsellor, Regional Trade Agreements Section- Trade Policies Review Division, WTO.
  • Where can information and documents be accessed? Rohini Acharya, Counsellor, Chief of Section Policies Review Division WTO

For more information on WTO RTAs visit:  rtais.wto.org

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In 2017, Economic and Commercial Counsellors from the European Union Member States will visit South Australia as part of their annual State and Territories Joint Mission. This mission will enable the Canberra-based EU Member State diplomats to learn about key sectors of the South Australian Economy, and the trade, investment and public procurement opportunities available for EU business. The backdrop is the upcoming launch of FTA negotiations between the EU and Australia and the recent South Australia Europe Engagement Strategy. The visit focuses on the agri-food sector and the research and innovation strategy put in place by the State. Site visits are planned at the Tonsley Innovation Precinctthe Waite Research Institute, and the SA Health and Medical Research Institute. This public seminar is offered by The University of Adelaide as part of the official programme for the EU Economic and Commercial Counsellors’ Joint Mission to the State.

Download the full seminar programme HERE.

Date: Friday 6 October 2017

Time: 2.30pm to 5.45pm with networking reception

Venue: Room 4/5, Level 7, Nexus Building, 10 Pulteney Street, Adelaide (Map)

RSVP: Please reply to eucentre@adelaide.edu.au

In collaboration with:

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Indonesia in the new world

The University of Adelaide’s Institute for International Trade (IIT) and the Australian National University’s Indonesia Project invite you to join leading experts for a series of presentations and an interactive panel discussion on:

Indonesia in the new world: globalisation, nationalism and sovereignty

Date: Monday, 18th September 2017

Venue: Room 4/5, Level 7, 10 Pulteney Street, Adelaide

Time: 9.45am for a 10am start, with discussion and light refreshments concluding by 12pm

Please CLICK HERE to register your attendance.

Anti-globalisation and populist policies are on the rise again, bringing with them increasing protectionism. Join us for a presentation and interactive panel discussion on the impact of globalisation on poverty and inequality, cooperation in managing globalisation as well as issues of trade and sovereignty.

Speakers:

  • Professor Christopher Findlay is Executive Director of the Institute for International Trade and Executive Dean of the Faculty of the Professions at The University of Adelaide. Professor Findlay is an economist with expertise in international trade policy and theory, services trade and public policy. He has published extensively on trade liberalisation, Free Trade Agreements and regional integration.
  • Dr Arief A. Yusuf is a senior lecturer and researcher at the Department of Economics, Padjadjaran University. Dr Yusuf will show how increased protectionism contributes to the rising inequality in Indonesia. Using the case of food and agricultural products, he finds that the costs of trade protection in the form of increased inequality outweigh the benefits in terms of increased returns to labour and land.
  • Dr Titik Anas is a senior lecturer and researcher at the Department of Economics, Padjadjaran University. Dr Anas will discuss Indonesia’s role in regional and global cooperation. She argues that Indonesia, through ASEAN, should help conclude the RCEP (Regional Cooperation and Economic Partnership) negotiations that also involve Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, South Korea, and India. Otherwise, new preferential trade agreements between each of the RCEP members with the US may be created and lead to costly complications.
  • Dr M. Chatib Basri is Indonesia’s former Minister of Finance and teaches at the Department of Economics, University Indonesia. Dr Basri will highlight the key issues of today’s globalisation, nationalism, and sovereignty and how they might affect Indonesia. He will discuss policies and reforms that are relevant in the midst of low economic growth, both globally and domestically.

For event enquiries, please contact Lisa Hunt via email at lisa.hunt@adelaide.edu.au or on 0421 359 518.

 

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The University of Adelaide’s Institute for International Trade invites you to join Professor Istvan Bencez for a seminar and discussion on: What Future for the Euro? Reforming Economic Governance in the European Union Date: Tuesday, 8th August 2017 Venue: Santos Petroleum Engineering Building, G04 Lecture theatre, North Terrace Campus (close to Frome Road), The University of Adelaide […]

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Disruptive Technologies, Skills and Globalisation: Impact on Trade and Growth in Australia and Singapore Join leading experts as they consider the challenges and opportunities presented by disruptive technologies. How will they change the way production is organised and how trade flows? How might they impact demand for skills in the region? What is the value […]

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Brexit EU

The University of Adelaide’s Institute for International Trade and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade invite you to join us for a presentation and panel discussion on: BREXIT: Challenges and Opportunities for Australia. Date: Monday 26 June 2017 Time: 3.30pm for a 4pm start, with drinks and refreshments concluding by 6pm Venue: Room 4/5, Level 7, […]

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  Getting to know the local wildlife at Cleland Wildlife Park in the Adelaide Hills! Emerging leaders from the Government of Papua New Guinea join Mr Steven Baker, Chairman of the SA Branch of the Australia-Indonesia Business Council and Associate Expert Mr Peter Van Diermen for a discussion on collaborative and productive relationships and trade opportunities between […]

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The University of Adelaide’s Institute for International Trade, in collaboration with the Australia Indonesia Business Council, invite you to attend a presentation and discussion panel. Join leading experts to discuss the next chapter of economic relations between Australia and Indonesia, learn from the firsthand experience of businesses successfully engaged in international trade in the region […]

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On 31 March 2017 Professor Shandre Thangavelu, Director of the Centre for International Economic Studies and the Asian Growth Centre, shared his views on the US Trade Review of China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) in this insightful interview with Channel NewsAsia.

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Melbourne On Wednesday 15 March 2017, Professor Alan Winters continued his series of talks across Australia and gave a public seminar at the University of Melbourne. The seminar was organised in collaboration with the EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges in Melbourne. Professor Winters’ presentation can be downloaded HERE. Listen to the public seminar podcast HERE. Prof Alan Winters at the University of Melbourne Adelaide […]

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