Fact sheet

Overview: the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a regional free trade agreement that will complement and build upon Australia’s existing free trade agreements with 14 other Indo-Pacific countries. This resources provides an overview of what has been agreed to.
Report

The Digital Services Act, the Digital Markets Act, and the new competition tool

This paper reviews ongoing deliberations surrounding the EU Digital Services Act (DSA) and Digital Markets Act (DMA). It also discusses possible implications of upcoming legislation for European innovation, the business models of U.S. companies serving European customers, and global digital services standards.
Working paper

Beyond Huawei and TikTok: untangling U.S. concerns over Chinese tech companies and digital security

This paper traces one aspect of the 'securitisation' of technology policy in U.S.-China relations. It seeks to identify and disaggregate the main challenges facing policymakers who are troubled by China’s growing technological power, as expressed through the actual or potential effects of Chinese technology companies...
Report

Too many eggs in the dragon’s basket?

Over the past six months, the Chinese government has either denied, or given indication of restricting, a range of Australian exports. Given that alternative or substitute markets either do not exist, or take time and market development to form, this paper argues that a strategic...
Report

An international intellectual property and digital trade strategy for Canada

To remain competitive on a global scale, Canada needs to enhance its domestic intellectual property (IP) and digital trade strategies with an international approach that can respond to constantly changing global economic conditions.
Report

Economic coercion: boycotts and sanctions—preferred weapons of war

This report argues that the growing use of economic coercion by both China and the United States is an emerging risk for business and undermines the world trading system. The report traces the growing use of trade as an economic weapon, particularly over the last...
Report

Creative economies in the Indo-Pacific and COVID-19

CSIS spent the past year studying how Australia and India have grown their creative sectors and consider how foreign assistance and development aid tools can help other Indo-Pacific countries build capacity in their creative economies. This report focuses on four major creative industries—film and television...
Discussion paper

Australia and Thailand - a strategic reset?

In this multi-author edition of the Centre of Gravity series, co-editors William Tow and Suphat Suphachalasai work with leading strategic thinkers to explore the relationship between Australia and Thailand.
Report

Design and implementation of the Defence Export Strategy

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Defence’s design process and implementation to date of the Defence Export Strategy.
Report

The politicisation of Australian agricultural trade with China suggests that new export markets need to be cultivated

Beijing has recently demonstrated that it will use the trade relationship with Australia to apply pressure on Canberra. As high-quality, premium agricultural goods are in high demand globally, this paper argues that there is no shortage of alternative markets for Australian agricultural commodities.