“Going to Government” —- a guide to trade advocacy

Coming soon… a guide to trade advocacy. A practical self-paced course on how to make an impact on trade policies and on the trading system that draws on my experience working with business organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Please “let me know”:http://www.petergallagher.com.au/contact/ if you’d like to be advised of availability. Every decision taken in the global trading system—from anti-dumping, to WTO disputes, to agreements in WTO and in ‘free trade’ areas—impacts on the value-chain in your business. Globalization means most value-chains now contain multiple borders where government regulations represent the most significant source of fixed costs in the whole chain. Managers in SMEs—95 percent of all businesses—often feel powerless to do anything about these regulations. But you can influence the outcome of the global trade game, if you know the rules. This book, written for association executives, shows you how to * Make the system work for you
* Develop an effective strategy for achieving change
* Evaluate your investment in an advocacy campaign
* Secure the help you need from government It includes examples from both developed and developing countries, links to data, straightforward advice. Written in a compact style for easy reading on-screen and for desktop printing.

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p class=”p3″>Introduction

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p class=”p2″>Why this book?

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p class=”p3″>1. The Trading System

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p class=”p2″>The trading system

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p class=”p4″>In a nutshell

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p class=”p4″>Policies, not laws

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p class=”p2″>The World Trade Organization

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p class=”p2″>Globalization = more regulation not less

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p class=”p5″>How governments manage the trading system International obligations and domestic law

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p class=”p3″>2. Business and government

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p class=”p6″>What the trading system offers Big business becomes visible The role of SMEs in trade How do SMEs deal with barriers?

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p class=”p4″>Time frames the biggest problem

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p class=”p7″>Role of governments in the trading system Informed governments do better

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p class=”p3″>3. Examples of advocacy

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p class=”p8″>Pakistan Cotton Textiles Nepal’s accession to WTO Thailand’s tuna exports to EU

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p class=”p3″>4. Why advocate?

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p class=”p5″>Why advocate on trade? A mix of perspectives Democracy and openness Bad agreements

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p class=”p3″>5. Advocacy basics

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p class=”p2″>Lobbying & advocacy

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p class=”p9″>The advocacy investment Modelling the payoff Issues management

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p class=”p2″>The role of the association

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p class=”p4″>The context problem

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p class=”p2″>Advocacy alliances

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p class=”p10″>National business associations Global business associations International trade associations

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p class=”p11″>Joint business councils Chambers of commerce Professional associations Regional associations Global trade advocacy groups Other voices

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p class=”p5″>Government advisory councils Advocacy by an MNE

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p class=”p3″>6. The trading environment

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p class=”p2″>Path to consensus

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p class=”p4″>How WTO makes decisions on the trading system

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p class=”p2″>Preparing a proposal

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p class=”p2″>Regional and issue-based groups

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p class=”p4″>Ad-hoc groups

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p class=”p2″>Advocacy and country groups

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p class=”p11″>Strategy Risks

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p class=”p2″>The cotton case

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p class=”p3″>7. A practical guide

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p class=”p2″>Building your case

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p class=”p11″>Do you have a case? Gathering data

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p class=”p11″>Trade laws and regulations Trade barrier data

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p class=”p11″>Trade data including trade flows Building support

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p class=”p4″>Is this something you can leave to your lawyers?

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p class=”p2″>The most valuable commodity

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p class=”p4″>Competition: a fact of life

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p class=”p2″>Keeping everyone on board

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p class=”p11″>Coordination is costly … But without it you’re dead

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p class=”p2″>Find the right buttons

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p class=”p12″>Governments are networks Finding your entry point

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p class=”p2″>Stating your case

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p class=”p4″>Ask for what you want

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p class=”p4″>Don’t do their job for them

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p class=”p11″>Keep your demands in perspective Following through

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p class=”p2″>Assess the commercial impacts

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p class=”p4″> Time

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p class=”p4″> Dollars

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p class=”p2″>How to measure success

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p class=”p4″> Why evaluate?

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p class=”p2″> Learn from others

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