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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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The WTO is important for the world, and good for Australia

“Time to admit that the WTO’s day is done” was the headline on a piece by Zoe McKenzie in this newspaper last week. Certainly, nobody would deny that progress in the Doha Round has so far been unsatisfactory and that there is more scepticism about trade liberalisation in many parts of the world than 25 […]

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The skilled-labor wage premium: evidence, causes, and controversies

The third lecture in the Globalisation Public Lecture Series is The skilled-labor wage premium: evidence, causes, and controversies by Professor Jim Markusen from the University of Colorado, Boulder. REGISTER HERE Much has been written about increasing income inequality within both high and low-income countries.  Other phrases relating to this phenomenon are “the hollowing out of the […]

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TPP – An update from our Visiting Fellow, John Garnaut

So Andrew Robb has stared down the US Trade representative, Mike Froman, to leave the medical intellectual property regime broadly unchanged. “Froman and I got into an arm wrestle on this,” as a bleary-eyed trade minister told me from Atlanta. “We had 10 meetings in 2½ days.” By exhausting Froman into submission, and protecting Australia’s […]

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Myanmar and Australia: A Tale of Two Countries

Michael Daly recently spoke at the University of Adelaide about recent developments in Myanmar (Burma) and his close involvement in Myanmar’s first WTO Trade Policy review, carried out in 2014.              

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