Exports

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Report

Analysis of value creation in Australia through agricultural exports: playing to advantages

This report analysis returns across the economy from agricultural exports, comparing different pathways for value creation, such as adding attributes or further downstream processing.
Report

Stocktake of free trade, competitiveness and a global world: how trade agreements are shaping agriculture

This paper explores how Australia's agricultural export performance over the past 15 years has been inextricably linked to the proliferation of free trade agreements (FTAs).
Report

Too many eggs in the dragon’s basket?

Since the publication of part one of this paper, further deterioration in the Australia-China political and trading relationships has occurred. This paper seeks to identify if, where and how Australia can diversify its export base.
Report

The logic of China’s economic coercion on Australian agriculture

The imposition of Chinese trade barriers against Australian agricultural exports have been widely reported, but they leave a series of unanswered questions. Why is China targeting particular industries with particular instruments? What are the costs of the barriers for Australia and China? What are the...
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

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.
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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.
Briefing paper

Political risks for the Australia-China agriculture trade

Deteriorating political relations between the Chinese and Australian governments have cast a shadow over the bilateral trade. This briefing argues that the Australian farm sector should diversify its trade by focusing market development on less risk-exposed markets in the Indo-Pacific. Vietnam, India and Indonesia (particularly...
Report

Australia: an emissions super-power

This report argues that Australia’s fossil fuel exports have a massive impact on rising global emissions and it’s time to recognise and account for that impact as part of the global climate change crisis and how it’s addressed.
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Trade transformation: supporting Australia's export and investment opportunities

This inquiry considered opportunities for Australian businesses to increase their exports and attract further investment. In particular, the Committee examined what role the Australian government has in boosting exports, such as through supporting research and development, trade agreements and tax incentives.