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David Gottfried on the green visitor economy

30 August 2013

David Gottfried, the founder of the US Green Building Council, visited the Centre in July 2013 for a conference co-hosted by New South Wales Trade and Investment. In this video, he tells us how his experience with the coalition model of the Green Building Council can inform the green visitor economy in Australia. Watch online

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Obama ramps up Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations

13 June 2013

ABC Radio The World Today

The US president Barack Obama has been stepping up negotiations on what his administration is calling the most significant trade agreement in two decades, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Centre guest and international trade expert Sherman Katz says the agreement still has significant hurdles to overcome.  Listen Online

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US Trade Policy & The Trans-Pacific Partnership

6 June 2013

Australia and the US have been key players in the establishment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which may soon account for 40 per cent of global GDP, close to one third of global trade and 35 per cent of Australia’s bilateral trade. Read more

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Claude Barfield on trade in the Asia-Pacific

4 December 2012

In this interview, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C, Claude Barfield discusses trade in the Asia-Pacific and its role in the US-Australia alliance. Barfield was a speaker at the Alliance 21 Trade and Investment Conference in Sydney. Watch Online

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Joanna Shelton on Trans Pacific Partnership shortcomings

4 December 2012

In this interview, former deputy secretary general of the OECD and lecturer at the University of Montana, Joanna Shelton discusses the Trans Pacific Partnerships and its potential shortcomings. Shelton was a speaker at the Alliance 21 Trade and Investment Conference in Sydney. Watch Online

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US trade plan negotiations get serious

3 December 2012

Australian Financial Review

Will Australia and the US have to make large concessions to ensure passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade scheme? American Enterprise Institute scholar Claude Barfield, who is in Australia for Alliance 21's Trade and Investment conference, says that the next nine months will be crucial for what has become a signature issue for Barack Obama. Read article

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Trade and tension in the Asia Pacific

30 November 2012

Sky Business

Trade agreements such as the Trans Pacific Partnerships are inextricably linked to the United States diplomatic and foreign policy efforts to maintain stability in the Asia-Pacific region and engage with their regional partners says, Claude Barfield from the American Enterprise Institute and speaker at the Alliance 21 Trade and Investment conference in Sydney. Watch Online

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Green technology and international trade

30 November 2012

Sky Business

The absence of any carbon pricing system in America has created uncertainty for businesses that has damaged both domestic and international trade, says Brookings fellow Joshua Meltzer. He was in Sydney for the Alliance 21 Trade and Investment conference and discusses the importance of green technology for business. Watch Online

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Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations loom

30 November 2012

Sky Business

Negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a relatively new free trade architecture that would involve America, Australia and a host of other regional partners, are about to get under way. Former OECD deputy secretary general Joanna Shelton, in Sydney for the Alliance 21 Trade and Investment conference, discusses the pros and cons of the potential agreement. Watch Online

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Obama's trade plan under attack

30 November 2012

Australian Financial Review

Global economist and trade expert Joanna Shelton has questioned the basis of the Obama administration’s new regional trade policy, saying it will both cost US jobs and add new layers of complexity to international business. She made the comments in a paper delivered at the Centre's Alliance 21 Trade and Investment Conference in Sydney. Read Online

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21st Century Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment

27 November 2012

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, climate change and the US-Australia Free Trade Agreement are among topics to be debated at The Dynamics of 21st Century Trade and Investment in the Asia-Pacific: An Australia-US Perspective, an international trade and investment conference hosted this week by the United States Studies Centre in association with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Read more

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