Research | 25 Feb 2021
Rethinking WTO rules on Chinese industrial subsidies and approaches for future reform
Industrial policies and subsidies have returned to the centre of policy and academic debates about the future of the multilateral trading system. Despite the pervasive use of such policies and subsidies worldwide particularly in time of crisis such as COVID-19 , China remains a top concern for major players (eg. the US, the EU and Japan) in the system and for leading experts on the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Opinion | 22 Jun 2020
Why China believed it had a case to hit Australian barley with tariffs
China felt the Murray Darling Basin Plan was about more than the environment. It wanted to know how much more.
Opinion | 28 May 2020
How the US-China trade agreement and COVID-19 investigation influenced China’s new barley tariffs
In 2018, China began a barley investigation in response to Australia imposing anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel and aluminium.
Opinion | 26 May 2020
Getting back to harvest: The way forward after China’s barley tariff
Australian growers are effectively banned from a huge market. But details of the decision show how it may be reversed.
Opinion | Thought leadership | 12 May 2020
China might well refuse to take our barley, and there would be little we could do
The threat of punitive tariffs made by China against Australian barley isn't new. The consequences could be dramatic.
Opinion | 09 Mar 2020
Phase One’s Dispute Settlement Mechanism a poor alternative to WTO Appellate Body
The role of the multilateral trading system has been diminished with rising protectionism and unilateralism in trade policy, as evidenced by the US-China trade war, the use of retaliatory tariffs and the paralysis of the WTO’s Appellate Body.
Opinion | 08 Oct 2019
Myth busted: China’s status as a developing country gives it few benefits in the World Trade Organisation
In complaining about China's alleged special treatment by the World Trade Organization, US President Donald Trump and Australia's Scott Morrison are pointing to something that isn't really there.
Achievement | 02 Aug 2019
Hong Kong and Singapore roadshow a success for CIBEL Centre
Roadshow helps to strengthen research collaboration with academic staff in five top universities.