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Book Launch: Potential Benefits of an Australia-EU Free Trade Agreement

Details coming soon, for the upcoming book launch to be held in Sydney, November 2018. Since June 2018 Australia and the European Union have been negotiating a Free Trade Agreement. This book offers insights from recognised experts in the field, from Australia, Europe and Asia, on the potential economic benefits to be reaped from greater economic openness. It […]

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Where is global trade and investment governance headed? A Tour d’Horizon

Since the US created the post-World War Two liberal international order and is still the pre-eminent global power notwithstanding the growing Chinese challenge, it is uniquely placed to determine the trade and investment system’s fortunes. The answer to the question posed in the title, therefore, depends fundamentally on the medium-term trajectory of US politics, and […]

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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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AANZFTA Non Tariff Measures / Tariff Transposition

In 2017 the Institute for International Trade completed a significant study on the impact of Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) along the supply and value chain throughout the region of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Australia and New Zealand. This study, which was commissioned by the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) Trade in Goods […]

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Register to attend a presentation by Australia’s Ambassador to Germany and Switzerland

The University of Adelaide’s Institute for International Trade (IIT) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) invite you to join Her Excellency Ms Lynette Wood, Australian Ambassador to Germany and Switzerland, to hear her reflections on her first 18 months in Berlin. Date: Wednesday, 14 March 2018 Venue: Rooms 4/5, Level 7, 10 […]

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New international trade leader imports wealth of knowledge

The University of Adelaide’s Institute for International Trade has appointed a new Executive Director with global experience in international business consultancy, policy advice and economic relations. Professor Peter Draper, currently Managing Director of Tutwa Consulting Group, a company specialising in policy and regulatory advice on trade and investment, in Pretoria, South Africa will commence in […]

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Search for new sources of growth momentum in Asia

Christopher Findlay, ‘Search for new sources of growth momentum in Asia’, East Asia Forum: Economics, Politics and Public Policy in East Asia and the Pacific, 28 December 2017 http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/12/28/what-challenges-will-australia-and-the-region-face-in-2018/

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