About the Institute for International Trade
Established in 2003, the Institute for International Trade (IIT) at the University of Adelaide is dedicated to the advancement of study in support of those who work in today's global economy, whether they are in business, government or academia.
The Institute promotes an open, rules-based international trading system by making a significant contribution to the practice of international trade policy.
Expertise & Activities
The main areas of Institute activity include specialised contract research and consulting; tailor-made trade-related capacity building programs; and academic programs focussed on international trade and development.
Our Current and past projects include impact analysis of WTO accession; trade impact studies of free trade and preferential trade agreements; design and delivery of capacity building and trade negotiation training; country-specific technical assistance for business, government and civil society, including regional economic integration
Networks & Linkages
The Institute has an extensive network of Associate Experts, with expertise in the international trade negotiations, trade and economic analysis, policy research, and the implementation and delivery of aid and development programs.
The Institute has also established strong linkages through our contract research and consulting work, including with:
- World Trade Organization (WTO)
- Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
- Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
- Asian Development Bank (ADB)
- The Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
- International Development Law Organisation (IDLO)
- United Nations Economic and Social Commission for the Asia-Pacific (UNESCAP)
- Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)