News from the Institute for International Trade

Official Opening of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in International Trade & Global Affairs and Book Launch

The Institute for International Trade invites you to join special guest Senator The Honourable Simon Birmingham,  Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment and Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate for the official opening of the newly established Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in International Trade and Global Affairs.

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Transatlantic relations and the international trading system

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Steve Woolcock, London School of Economics
Today there are more doubts that transatlantic cooperation is in the mutual interest of the US and EU than at any time since the creation of the GATT.  First, the US Administration is pursuing a purely value-claiming (“I win you lose”) trade strategy vis–a– vis the EU (and other countries) when the norm has been value creating or “win-win”.

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Australia-Europe Economic Relations Dialogue

Australia-Europe Economic Relations Dialogue

On 1 October 2018 the IIT collaborated with the SAIS Europe division of the Johns Hopkins University to host an Australia-Europe Economic Relations Dialogue in Bologna.  The event was opened by Greg French, Australian Ambassador to Italy, Michael Plummer, Director of the JHU Bologna Center, and Christopher Findlay, Executive Dean, Faculty of the Professions.  It brought together policymakers, academics and private sector representatives for open and free-ranging discussion, under the Chatham House Rule.

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Where is global trade and investment governance headed? A tour d'horizon

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Professor Peter Draper, Institute for International Trade
Since the US created the post-World War Two liberal international order and is still the pre-eminent global power notwithstanding the growing Chinese challenge, it is uniquely placed to determine the trade and investment system’s fortunes. 

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