• Australia’s opportunity in regional trade

    Daniel Borer     |      September 18, 2023

    Australia has joined 14 other states in The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, tapping into 2.2 billion consumers and 30 percent of the world’s GDP.

  • Reforming Australia’s foreign trade system

    David Widdowson     |      September 15, 2023

    The government’s multi-year program to simplify its international trade regulations, streamline its regulatory processes and modernise outdated computer systems still have some way to go.

  • Resilience and Australia’s trading system

    Jenny Gordon     |      August 6, 2023

    As Australia seeks to diversify its economy, build more resilience into supply chains and improve productivity, reducing the transaction costs of both exporting and importing must be high on all governments’ policy agendas.

  • Australia in the global economy

    Sara McGaughey     |      June 24, 2023

    Remaining open to international trade will help Australia mitigate the looming threat of recession and reboot economic growth.

  • Australia 1 China 0

    David Uren     |      February 8, 2023

    It’s too soon to declare an end to China’s economic war against Australia, but the signs are all pointing in that direction, with the meeting between trade ministers of the two countries this week coinciding with the first shipments of Australian coal to China in two years.

  • Standing up to China on trade

    Justin Bassi     |      February 7, 2023

    Trade policy is inseparable from strategy and security, and Australia must resist China’s attempts to use trade to ­coerce Australia over sovereign decisions it made in other realms.

  • New ports of call for Australian goods

    David Uren     |      October 17, 2022

    China’s share of Australia’s trade is falling and being replaced by other trading partners in Asia, bringing important diversification to Australian markets.

  • Opening Australia’s trade window

    David Widdowson     |      November 21, 2021

    Trade-related regulatory requirements are administered and enforced by more than 30 agencies at the federal level in Australia, as well as some at the state and territory level, with little coordination between them.

  • Prospects for an Australia–India trade deal

    Melissa Conley Tyler     |      January 27, 2021

    China’s economic bullying of Australia is turning the eyes of exporters and trade negotiators to another Asian economic superpower – India.

  • Timtams, wine, and whisky

    Conor McLaughlin     |      December 20, 2020

    Trade deals have become the single most important issue for a post-Brexit UK. As Australia is experiencing its own trade tensions, the time is ripe for an Australia-UK trade deal to become a reality.

  • Reducing Australia’s trade dependence on China

    Michael Shoebridge     |      December 17, 2020

    China’s use of trade bans to place political pressure on Australia means we must find alternative trading partners for a host of products, including iron ore and clean energy.

  • The boom is bust

    Michael Shoebridge     |      November 10, 2020

    Whether it’s the gold rush of the 1850s, the mining booms of the early 2000s, or the China market boom of the past six years, Australians never like to admit the good times are over, but we’ve got a pretty good record of finding new sources of prosperity.