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Ken Ash, Independent Consultant, IIT Visiting Fellow, and former OECD Director of Trade and Agriculture.
The COVID-19 pandemic emerged in a world characterized by high trade tensions and considerable inertia across the multilateral trading system. A number of countries were moving towards plurilateral, regional and bilateral trade arrangements, and some governments were already beginning to explore ways in which they might more actively shape domestic economic activity.
The Institute for International Trade partnered with the Trade and Investment Research Network to deliver an informative webinar with our distinguished panel for a substantive discussion on the G20's role in reforming industrial subsidies. ‘What is the G20's role in reforming industrial subsidies?’ was the central question assessed by a panel of distinguished trade experts during this recent webinar.
Mike Humphrey Senior Trade Advisor at the Institute for International Trade at the University of Adelaide.
As is the case with most governments world-wide, the Australian government’s concern regarding the recovery from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis has been how to reboot the domestic economy and international trade as rapidly as possible.
Co-hosted with University of International Business and Economics' China Institute for WTO Studies and the University of Adelaide's Institute for International Trade (IIT), TIISA hosted the 2020 Annual Conference & PhD Workshop. Working together, IIT and UIBE provided an accessible way for the Jean Monnet Network on Trade and Investment in Services Associates to come together as a research network to conduct an online annual conference format. Hybrid face to face and online options were made available. To view all webinars and presentations, click on read more.
Leading services experts from across the globe, along with Post Graduate students worldwide came together in TIISA's 2020 first online PhD Workshop. Discussions and presentations in relation to the impact of "servicification". Day 1, Post Graduate students from Central University of Finance and Economics, China, Australian National University, The University of Adelaide took part . Day two saw the launch of "Online Teaching Masterclasses" lead by Professor Jane Drake-Brockman. To view all presentations click 'read more'.
On 21-23 October a group of twenty-two EU ambassadors and heads of mission came to Adelaide. They visited various businesses in the state and met Premier Steven Marshall to discuss how to further expand European connections with South Australia. On the evening of Thursday 22 October, The Centre of Excellence
co-sponsored a public panel discussion in the University of Adelaide’s Elder Hall which was followed by a dinner at the National Wine Centre.
TIISA is pleased to announce the prize winners of our recent Young Scholar Awards.
29 September, 2020 The Jean Monnet Network - Trade & Investment in Services Associates (TIISA) presented Session 9 in the Digital Trade stream. Competition & Innovation in the Digital Age: Pro-Innovation Domestic & International Governance. Presentations highlighted critical issues on how policymakers and regulators can encourage both competition and innovation by facilitating trade in digitalised services and free flow of data.
24 September 2020, The Institute for International Trade held an interactive webinar with the Commonwealth Secretariat in London on the prospects, opportunities and challenges for Commonwealth trade in the global trading landscape. The webinar highlighted the main findings from two forthcoming studies by the Commonwealth Secretariat on (1) the Commonwealth’s trade in a post-COVID landscape; and (2) the implications of the slowing Indian economy for Commonwealth trade.
(AECT) IIT launched its latest report, Building Trade Integration Dynamics in the Indian Ocean Rim Association: A Technical Analysis, and engaged in an interactive discussion with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) on the evolution of trade, investment and regional integration amongst IORA member states since 1997, and the strategic opportunities to enhance trade across the region in a post-COVID-19 world.
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