Exports

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Pivot: diversifying Australia's trade and investment profile

This inquiry report aim to position Australia so it emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic in a more secure, stable, and profitable position than before. The recommendations have been informed by a range of stakeholders, who provided evidence on the opportunities and challenges related to diversification.
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Making things in Australia again? Not in Victoria

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed how dependent Australia has become on selling basic minerals and agricultural commodities, and how reliant Australian consumers are on imported knowledge intensive goods. This paper examines the response to these revelations in Victoria.
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Chinese tariffs on Australian wine in 2020: the domestic drivers of international coercion

This paper documents China’s policies to develop its domestic wine industry, which it regards as more achievable without competition from Australian imports. Protectionism appears to be an important driver of the trade barriers on Australian wine.
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Chasing the pack: Australia's prospects on green trade and climate diplomacy

This paper analyses how Australia’s immediate economic and diplomatic future could be defined by global activity around climate diplomacy, green trade and low-carbon investment.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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.