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The Institute for International Trade hosts His Excellency Dr Ajay Gondane, India’s High Commissioner to Australia

On the evening of Monday 16 July, 2018 the Institute for International Trade hosted His Excellency Dr Ajay Gondane, India’s High Commissioner to Australia, for an exclusive presentation and discussion. Dr Gondane joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1985. He worked in various capacities in the Indian Embassies and Consulates including in Damascus, Baghdad, Vienna, […]

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CITES holds first workshop on the legal acquisition of wildlife in 43 years

  Geneva, 20 June 2018 – Over 80 participants representing 31 Parties, 6 Intergovernmental Organizations and more than 10 non-governmental organizations and academic institutions from Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and the Americas met in Brussels from 13 to 15 June to help design guidelines for the making of legal acquisition findings. These findings, which are […]

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Trade wars won’t fix globalization. Here’s why

The Trump Administration’s announcement in February of new steel and aluminium tariffs on national security grounds, including on imports from allies like the EU, have set the stage for escalating trade tensions. The EU recently imposed retaliatory tariffs on products ranging from bourbon whiskey to motorcycles. The US President hit back with a tweet threatening […]

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Successful Fourth Australia-Singapore Relationship Conference

  Earlier this week the University of Adelaide welcomed more that 140 delegates from industry, government and academia throughout Southeast Asia for the Fourth Australia-Singapore Relationship Conference which took place from Monday, 25 June to Tuesday, 26 June 2018 at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel in Singapore. Hosted by our Institute for International Trade (IIT) […]

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Mitigating the Adjustment Costs of International Trade

“The evidence demonstrating that nations gain from trade is overwhelming. However, trade liberalization can cause disruption to firms and workers, and its gains and losses are spread unevenly. While many gain from trade, import surges have sometimes undermined the economic viability of whole communities. Existing mechanisms specifically designed to mitigate trade adjustment costs are often […]

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