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Building more resilient global value chains

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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.

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What is the G20's role in reforming industrial subsidies?

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Wednesday 18 November 2020. 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.

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

UK AUS flags podium

17 September 2020, 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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New Data links Outward Investment in Services to Australia’s Services Export Performance

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Jane Drake-Brockman is Industry Professor with the Institute for International Trade and Founder of the Australian Services Roundtable, which in 2020 celebrates its 20th anniversary. Measurement of trade in services is notoriously difficult. The official statistics on imports and exports contained in the Balance of Payments (BOP) are well known, for example, as measuring poorly at best only three of the four modes of international supply of services.

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Think20 Policy Brief: Impact of Digital Technologies and the Fourth Industrial Revolution on Trade in Services

Friday 18 September 2020  marked the beginning of the T20 Summit Season, celebrated the work of T20 Task Force 1: Trade, Investment and Growth.
Jane Drake-Brockman Institute for International Trade, The University of Adelaide coordinated and  presented TIISA Policy Brief 4: Impact of Digital Technologies and The Fourth Industrial Revolution on Trade in Services

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Geneva Trade Week: Join the discussion on Digital Trade

Geneva Trade Week 2020 is a digital conference organized by the Geneva Trade Platform and running from Friday the 25th of September through to Friday the 2nd of October.
Taking place in the week of the now cancelled WTO Public Forum, Geneva Trade Week brings together policymakers, academics, experts, the private sector and passionate activists to discuss trade, its impact, and its connection to the most pressing issues of our time.

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THINK20 Policy Brief: Impact of Digital Technologies and the Fourth Industrial Revolution on Trade in Services

Fourth Industrial Revolution

15 co-authors (8 from the TIISA Network, including coordinating lead Professor Drake-Brockman), offer recommendations to G20 Leaders to start shaping a trade policy agenda for a digital future.  Digital technologies are putting trade in services on a stronger relative growth path than trade in goods.  Digital enablement of services depends on inputs of cross-border data flows.  For every nation to reap the benefits of the fourth industrial revolution, sustained openness to international services trade, investment, and data flows is essential.

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