From wool and gold to minerals and manufacturing, Trading Nation reviews the history of Australia's trade and trade policy since Federation. The book tackles a number of key questions which are central to the nation's future. What is the future of our trade in minerals, agriculture, manufacturing and services? How can trade policy help address our faltering productivity? Is the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations dead and, if not, what can be done to conclude it? What can we expect from new free trade agreements? Is there more we could be doing in trade policy with Europe, India and Latin America? This comprehensive book also looks ahead at the options for Australia's future trade and trade policy.
About the Author
Mike Adams is a former DFAT economist with extensive experience on trade-related aspects of e-commerce, free trade agreements, climate change and agricultural protectionism. Nic Brown headed DFAT’s branch responsible for analysis and strategic advice about trade and economic issues for five years to 2008. Ron Wickes was Director of the Trade Analysis Section of DFAT from 1999 until 2008. In 2005, he was awarded a Public Service Medal for his contribution to trade policy.
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 2nd December 2013