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Discussion paper

Carbon Border Adjustments: what are they and how will they impact Australia?

All G7 members have sharpened their climate and trade policies to consider the use of carbon border adjustments. This paper argues that Australia should lean in, rather than push back, on the development of such a proposal while taking advantage of the opportunities in existing...
Report

The challenges to China’s national rejuvenation – part one: the demographic and technological deficits

China’s aggressive and confrontational policies have seen many countries come together to counter its mercenary expansionism in terms of territory, trade and commerce, military capacity and political influence, writes Lindsay Hughes.
Report

Taking back control of regulation: managing divergence from EU rules

The United Kingdom has regained its regulatory autonomy, but it remains unclear how the government plans to exercise it. This report explores how divergence from European Union rules could arise, why the government might want to act differently, the consequences this could have and how...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull said 70 per cent of our trade is with nations committed to net-zero emissions. Is that correct?

Arguing that Australia may soon face carbon border taxes from its trade partners, former prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull claimed that more than 70 per cent of the nation's trade was with countries committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. Verdict: their claim...
Policy report

Trade in the time of parcels

A comprehensive framework is needed to understand the landscape for cross-border parcel trade, including in the context of challenges experienced during COVID-19. This paper proposes such a framework to analyse the evolving environment for cross-border trade in parcels, exploring the types of goods that are...
Book

The China Story yearbook 2019: China dreams

The year 2019 marked a number of significant anniversaries for the People’s Republic of China (PRC), each representing different ‘Chinese dreams’. This publication is an essential tool for understanding China’s growing power and influence around the world.
Report

Exporting challenges and responses of New Zealand firms

This paper describes the challenges New Zealand exporters faced from January 2015 to February 2020. It also explores what firms and the New Zealand Trade Enterprise (NZTE) did to respond to these challenges.
Policy report

Resisting China’s economic coercion: why America should support Australia

Countering China’s coercive diplomacy and power trading is a necessary defensive measure to protect the prosperity and security of every nation that values its sovereignty and an open trading system. This paper argues that Canberra has shown the way forward, but now also needs Washington’s...
Policy report

Trade and gender: a framework of analysis

A framework is proposed in this report for analysing the impacts of trade and trade policies on women that policy-makers can use in order to ensure that trade and trade policies in their country support women’s economic empowerment.
Report

Vulnerable supply chains: interim report

This report identifies where supply chain disruptions could occur in Australia, and looks at targeted policy options to protect local supply chains.