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Ann Capling

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Discussion paper

10 May 2010

Australia’s Productivity Commission will release a draft review in June 2010 of the impact of bilateral and regional trade agreements. In March, officials from eight Pacific Rim countries met in Melbourne to begin talks on a Trans-Pacific trade agreement. This follows the signing of a...

Report

8 Jun 2006

Why did the optimism of the mid-1990s prove to be so wrong-headed, asks Ann Capling.

Just over a decade ago the longest and most comprehensive international trade negotiations ever were successfully concluded. But instead of being strengthened over the past decade, the multilateral trade...

Report

8 Jun 2006

Just over a decade ago the longest and most comprehensive international trade negotiations ever were successfully concluded. But instead of being strengthened over the past decade, the multilateral trade regime has been subjected to immense pressures and strains. Why did the optimism of the mid-1990s...

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10 Feb 2005

A YEAR AGO this week, Australian trade negotiators in Washington were in the final frantic stages of trying to stitch together a free trade agreement with the United States.

Throughout the year-long negotiation, the Howard government had stressed the importance of getting a good...

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Article

11 Feb 2004

The free trade deal compromises important Australian industries for scant gain.

There was no way the Australian trade negotiators were going to fly home from Washington empty-handed. The Howard government’s commitment to farmers that there would be no free trade agreement without significant improvements...

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