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Services are essential too! Identifying the missing link in trade policy proposals during the pandemic
Dr Sherry Stephenson, Convenor, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) Services Network.
Considerable discussion has been carried out over the past 18 months on how to most effectively address the COVID-19 health pandemic in an international context, particularly the critical role of trade in providing the necessary channels for moving essential medical equipment, vaccines and therapeutics, across borders
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The Topology of E-commerce Governance
Nicholas Frank, Associate Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations, Australian National University.
Global e-commerce is governed by a dense web of preferential trade agreements (PTAs). While the literature on e-commerce governance is growing, our knowledge of the landscape of the e-commerce governance system remains limited.
Trade Skills and Knowledge in the Private Sector
Tuesday 14 September, 2021. The Institute for International Trade (IIT) in partnership with the Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA), Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Ernst & Young LLP, held an interactive webinar with leading experts for an interactive discussion on emerging trade capacity gaps for businesses.
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5th China Forum on Standardization of Trade in Services
The 5hth China Forum on Standardization of Trade in Services was held in Beijing, China.
The Forum, themed "standardization promoting innovative development of trade in services', hosted by CCPIT and organized by CCPIT Commercial Sub-Council. More than 200 representatives from relevant government departments, business associations, research institutes and enterprises attended the forum.
Industry Professor Jane Drake-Brockman was invited to present.
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Australia - China Trade Relations
Wednesday 1 September, 2021. The Institute for International Trade (IIT) in partnership with the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), together with leading experts, held an interactive webinar on the Australia-China Trade Relations. Over 80 participants joined this critical discussion, watch the webinar now!
China: the Elephant in the Room at Australia’s Africa Week
Dr Lauren A. Johnston is Visiting Senior Lecturer, Adelaide University Institute of International Trade and Founding Director, New South Economics
This week the capital of Australia’s Indian Ocean-facing state Western Australia, Perth, hosts Africa Week. Africa Week is an annual event drawing together policy makers, business communities, academics and the citizenry on all things Africa-Australia related.
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TIISA 2021 conference: Trade and the digital transformation of services
The Jean Monnet TIISA NETWORK "Trade & the digital transformation of services" 2021 Conference. In line with the Network’s interdisciplinary character, this includes papers in the fields of law, political science, business & economics.
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APEC Capacity Building Webinar - Services Domestic Regulation
Tuesday 17 August, 2021. APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) Capacity Building Webinar: hosted by USTR. "Translating APEC’s Non-Binding Principles for Domestic Regulation for the Services Sector into Practice - A Focus on Domestic Regulations in Trade Agreements" TIISA Network Director Prof Jane Drake-Brockman moderated and presented in this highly informative and critical topic.
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Geostrategic Tensions Manifesting as Trade Conflict: Policy Recommendations for rebuilding Australia-China relations
Co Authors: Mike Adams, former Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) economist, Ron Wickes, former Director of the Trade Analysis Section of DFAT and Nicolas Brown, former head of DFAT’s branch responsible for analysis and strategic advice on trade.
China-Australia diplomatic relations are at their lowest point in decades, reflected in trade relations that have become increasingly strained by Beijing’s coercive tactics. Acknowledging that there is little chance of getting back to the positive relationship that Australia and China enjoyed just four or five years ago, this brief argues for a pragmatic diplomatic approach where trade can support a revival of mutually beneficial and broad-based trade and investment relations with China. This need not be at the cost of security and broader strategic interests and could in fact enhance them, irrespective of cultural, political and historical differences.
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India’s reform momentum will define its economic future
Natasha Jha Bhaskar is General Manager of Newland Global Group
Thirty years after India’s 1991 economic reforms which ushered a new era of liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation, the road ahead for a New India will be determined by reforms that deliver equitable growth, meets the aspirations of a young population, and strengthen global economic integration.
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