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Policy Brief – Trade, Development and the MDGs

In a research project commissioned by AusAID, IIT staff analysed how trade initiatives are helping to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. See the Policy Brief for further information.

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IIT – UNECLAC Workshop on 21st Century Trade Agreements (Santiago, Chile)

The Institute, in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) received a grant from AusAID under the Public Sector Linkage Program (PSLP) to run a three-day workshop in Santiago, Chile in late March 2012 on negotiating trade agreements for the 21st Century. The workshop brought together trade negotiators from […]

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2011 Conferences

Conference on China and the Future of the Multilateral Trading System Shanghai, China – November 2011 This conference was organized by the Shanghai WTO Affairs Consultation Centre (SCCWTO) to commemorate the tenth anniversary of China’s accession to the World Trade Organization. The Institute’s Executive Director, Andrew Stoler, who is a Senior Adviser to the SCCWTO, […]

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IIT Trade Policy Courses for African Government Officials

In 2011, the Institute delivered two twelve-week trade policy and negotiation training programs for African officials under AusAID’s new Australian Awards for Africa short course program. Each of the twelve week programs was designed so that it incorporated the University of Adelaide post-graduate trade courses (Trade 5000, 5001 and 5002), meaning that the African government […]

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Tenth Anniversary of China’s WTO Membership

The Executive Director of the Institute was a featured speaker at a November 19th conference in Shanghai celebrating the tenth anniversary of China’s membership in the WTO. Mr. Stoler spoke on how China has been transformed by the WTO (see Conferences with Speeches & Testimonies for details). He is a senior advisor to the Shanghai […]

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The case for creating a Working Party on the Functioning of the WTO

The World Trade Organization, Staff Working Paper (ERSD-2011-16, 25 October 2011) published PETER NØRGAARD PEDERSEN’s article on “The case for creating a Working Party on the Functioning of the WTO” (pages 1-14). The article was authored during the time Mr. Pedersen worked with the Institute for International Trade as a Visiting WTO Fellow in 2011-2012.

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2010 Conferences

International Seminar on the 15th Anniversary of TRIPS Shanghai, China – November 2011 Executive Director Andrew Stoler was a guest speaker at this international conference in Shanghai organized by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and the Shanghai WTO Affairs Consultation Centre. Experts from around the world, including from WTO and WIPO, reviewed the experience with […]

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Trade Policy Training for Pacific Island Government Officials

In 2010, the Institute completed delivery of an eighteen month trade training program for Pacific Island government officials designed to prepare them for so-called “PACER-Plus” negotiations with Australia and New Zealand. IIT’s success in delivering the 2009-2010 program has led to a new contract with AusAID for an additional 14 one-week intensive training modules over […]

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2009 Conferences

Geneva Trade and Development Symposium Geneva, Switzerland – 1 December 2009 The Trade and Development Symposium was organized by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) to run in parallel with the WTO’s Seventh Ministerial Conference in Geneva. The Institute’s Executive Director was invited by the International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council […]

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2008 Conferences

Alternative Frameworks for Agricultural Trade Negotiations Adelaide, Australia – 11-12 December 2008 As an element of its ongoing research project funded by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), the Institute hosted an international conference on Alternative Frameworks for Agricultural Trade Negotiations in Adelaide on […]

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