Trade talks collapse - what now for Australian business?

Wednesday, 26 July 2006

The World Trade Organisation's trade talks are in crisis so what does this mean for Australian business?

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade the Hon Mark Vaile will be giving his views on the major trade challenges now facing Australian business at a forum held by the University of Adelaide's Institute for International Trade on Thursday 3 August.

The Institute for International Trade (until recently the Institute for International Business, Economics and Law), with sponsorship from Business SA and other industry bodies, has organised this free event so South Australian businesses can hear from Mr Vaile about the state of play in global trade and future trade opportunities.

Institute for International Trade Senior Program Manager Jim Redden said: "International trade continues to be an integral part of Australia's strong economic performance and as part of the fastest growing region in the world, Australia faces tremendous opportunities - and challenges. With WTO talks in crisis, it is particularly timely that we hear about the major trade challenges facing businesses in Australia."

The Institute for International Trade is a University of Adelaide centre of expertise on international trade issues. It provides trade research and advice to business and government; runs courses and workshops on trade for developing countries; and runs postgraduate courses on trade and trade-related issues.

"Future Trade Opportunities for Australian Business" will be held at 4-6pm on Thursday 3 August at the National Wine Centre. The event is free but space is limited and it is essential to book on (08) 8303 6944.


Contact Details

Jim Redden
Director, International Programs
Institute for International Trade
University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 6902
Mobile: +61 414 257 446

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