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Policy Brief: The Importance of Investment Treaty Protection in a Post COVID-19 World

Policy Brief: The Importance of Investment Treaty Protection in a Post COVID-19 World

04.08.2020 Bill Smith

Key issues

  • As green shoots emerge of a cautious return to normal (or what will become the new normal) post Covid-19, it is likely that governments will begin to embark upon a process of self-reflection.
    • Firstly, in an effort to quantify the damage caused by the pandemic and devise an appropriate response
    • Secondly, to identify the weaknesses in their response and find solutions to offer resilience in the face of future events.
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Policy Brief: Managing Global Supply Chain Risks Post COVID-19

Policy Brief: Managing Global Supply Chain Risks Post COVID-19

04.08.2020 Arnold Jorge

Key issues

  • Australian traders experienced a blow as a result of authorities’ efforts to control the spread of Covid-19
- They experienced disruption in their supply chain, such as: 
    • Suppliers shutting down operations, at least temporarily
    • Deliveries constrained due to transport and border restrictions
    • Buyers withholding purchases.
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COVID-19 recovery requires changes to global supply chains

COVID-19 recovery requires changes to global supply chains

28.07.2020 Arnold Jorge

The global trading landscape is shifting dramatically. Previously disregarded potential crises are now all too real. To succeed beyond Covid-19 and future catastrophes, Australian traders will need to take account of the risks seriously and make operational changes that allow them to adapt to short-term disruptions and stay competitive in the longer-term.

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Australia-EU FTA talks kick off

Australia-EU FTA talks kick off

28.06.2018 Heath Baker

For a long time, the EU was the biggest market with which Australia didn’t have—or wasn’t negotiating—a FTA. That changed last week with Australia formally starting FTA negotiations with the EU.

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In a trade war, retaliating with tariffs is just shooting yourself in the foot

In a trade war, retaliating with tariffs is just shooting yourself in the foot

06.03.2018 Heath Baker

The biggest losers from the US’s steel and aluminium tariffs aren’t other countries that export to the US, the biggest losers are Americans. People mistakenly think tariffs are a burden that foreign exporters have to absorb. They are not; they are a tax on domestic businesses and consumers. Yes, tariffs hurt foreign exporters, but they are collateral damage. It is America’s economy that will bear the full cost of these tariffs. They will make products more expensive for American consumers and make American exporters less competitive.  

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Modelling the TPP: not should we, but can we?

Modelling the TPP: not should we, but can we?

08.02.2018 Heath Baker

Now the 11 countries in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership (or TPP11) have concluded negotiations, modelling is emerging as a major point of disagreement in Australia.

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There’s more to customs and visa policies than security

There’s more to customs and visa policies than security

31.07.2017 Lisa McAuley

‘Facilitating the smooth flow of goods and people is critically important for Australia’s international competitiveness’ said Lisa McAuley, CEO of the Export Council of Australia (ECA). ‘We need to ensure they are seen from an economic perspective, not just through a security prism.’

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ECA recommends 457 visa amendments

ECA recommends 457 visa amendments

04.07.2017 Heath Baker

The ECA has highlighted to the government that changes to the temporary skilled work visas (457 visas) that adversely affect businesses, have the potential to disproportionately affect exporters.

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Support for trade should not breed complacency

Support for trade should not breed complacency

21.06.2017 Lisa McAuley

The Export Council of Australia (ECA) welcomes the release of the 2017 Lowy Institute Poll. ‘There are a lot of positives to take away from this poll’ said Lisa McAuley, CEO of the ECA. ‘But it also highlights that the government and business leaders cannot take public support for granted.’

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The Transforming Picture Of “America First”

The Transforming Picture Of “America First”

09.06.2017 Deborah Elms

Washington, DC—It’s been nearly six months since the Trump administration came into office. Viewed from the outside, it appears that American trade policy has undergone a shift over this period. What hasn’t been so clear is whether this change is one of emphasis or a deep transformation.

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TPP Revival Good News For Australian Exports And Jobs

TPP Revival Good News For Australian Exports And Jobs

29.05.2017 Brendan Pearson

Moves to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership are good news for Australia, which stands to gain significant economic benefits from the regional trade agreement. The TPP will deliver benefits for Australia by reducing barriers to trade in a wide range of goods and services and improving access to export markets in the Asia-Pacific.  

 
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EU-Singapore FTA Moving Forward At Last

EU-Singapore FTA Moving Forward At Last

25.05.2017 Deborah Elms

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has finally issued a ruling on the vexing issue of what to do about a pending trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Singapore. Nearly all of the agreement will now start coming into force after an exchange of signatures and companies can prepare for the benefits of this FTA.

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Market Access For Goods In TPP11

Market Access For Goods In TPP11

25.05.2017 Deborah Elms

The trade ministers from the 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries will be gathering this weekend in Hanoi to discuss bringing the agreement into force. While the TPP didn’t require many changes from the United States, which is already relatively open, and then structured the overall agreement largely to match its own domestic procedures, the same cannot be said for the remaining TPP members.

 

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