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United States Trade Policy Under a Biden Presidency: Challenges and Opportunities

Global Logistics

By Visiting Fellow Milton Churche. Milton Churche left the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 2018 after working on trade policy since 1987. The Trump administration has called into question the value of trade agreements, including of the World Trade Organization 
(WTO), abused the concept of national security to justify openly trade protectionist actions, invoked “trade wars” as legitimate policy tools to advance national objectives, and moved in the direction of managed trade. Would a Biden presidency bring a decisive change in direction on US trade policy?

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TIISA Research Grants Round 2 - Announcement of successful applicants

Jean Monnet Network: Trade & Investment in Services Associates (TIISA) announces Research Grants - Round 2 

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Where does the EU’s Eastern Expansion end?

By Richard Pomfret, Professor of Economics & Jean Monnet Chair Economics of European Integration, the University of Adelaide. Until 1989 the eastern border of the EU was set by the Cold War.  Since the end of Communism in Eastern Europe in 1989 and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, sixteen countries have joined the EU and the border has shifted many hundreds of kilometres to the east.   Apart from the three Baltic countries, the EU’s eastern frontier is now the border of the Soviet Union established in 1945.

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Australia-UK relations and the CPTPP

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By Richard Pomfret, Professor of Economics & Jean Monnet Chair Economics of European Integration, the University of Adelaide. On 17 September Jean Monnet Chair Richard Pomfret participated in an online discussion on Potential Benefits Of An Australia-Uk Free Trade Agreement with Elisabeth Bowes, Chief Negotiator, Regional Trade Agreements Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Vivien Life, Director Asia and Australasia Negotiations within the UK Department for International Trade. The webinar was chaired by Peter Draper, Executive Director of the Institute for International Trade at The University of Adelaide.

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TIISA 2020 Conference - Trade & Investment in Services: Servicification

The Institute for International Trade in partnership with China Institute for WTO Studies, University of International Business & Economics, Beijing, invites you to join us as we co-host the TIISA 2020 Conference on Trade & Investment in Services: Servicification 

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TIISA 2020 PhD Workshop: Trade & Investment in Services

The Institute for International Trade in partnership with China Institute for WTO Studies, University of International Business & Economics, Beijing, invites you to join us as we co-host the TIISA 2020 PhD Workshop - Trade & Investment in Services.

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Call for Papers – The Impact of AI on White Collar Work

Online Conference November 25, 2020 on Zoom Co-hosted by AI-Econ Lab, Örebro University, Sweden; partner Ratio and the Trade & Investment in Services (TIISA) Network. An online interdisciplinary conference on the use of artificial intelligence in white collar work and implications for the labour market. Now requesting call for papers. 

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Managing the risks of rising government support: a case for policy transparency

Policy Transparency

Ken Ash is an Independent Consultant, IIT Visiting Fellow, and former OECD Director of Trade and Agriculture. Governments generally support the smooth functioning of their domestic economies, through maintaining systems of good governance and the rule of law and ensuring a coherent macroeconomic and structural policy environment. Extraordinary support is sometimes also warranted, as is the case today to mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19. Few would dispute that these are essential roles for governments.

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Report on Potential Benefits of an Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement

On 17 September, the IIT hosted an online discussion on potential benefits of an Australia-UK free trade agreement with Elisabeth Bowes, Chief Negotiator, Regional Trade Agreements Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and Vivien Life, Director Asia and Australasia Negotiations within the UK Department for International Trade.

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GENEVA TRADE WEEK: Digital Trade and Services Trade – Are They Increasingly the Same?

Geneva Trade Week;  Sept 28 - 2 Oct 2020. On behalf of the Australian Services Roundtable,  TIISA Network Director Jane Drake-Brockman moderated the opening session in the Digital Trade stream on Monday 28 September. 

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