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Trade policy in the Pacific

Image of Pacific trip

I’ll be away from home-base in Mel­bourne for the next cou­ple of weeks, work­ing on the design of a trade ‘capac­i­ty build­ing’ pro­gram for non-gov­ern­ment orga­ni­za­tions (busi­ness and non-busi­ness, unions, uni­ver­si­ties) and indi­vid­u­als in Pacif­ic Islands.

A long way to trav­el and dozens of peo­ple to meet and con­sult. Post­ing will be… light.

Global Trade Advocate

down­load a copy of Glob­al Trade Advo­cate (pdf:2.2mb)”>Glob­al Trade Advo­cate is Inquit’s guide to advo­ca­cy on behalf of the glob­al trad­ing inter­ests of your busi­ness or indus­try asso­ci­a­tion. It shows you how to go about defin­ing your inter­ests in the trad­ing sys­tem, how to ana­lyze the oppor­tu­ni­ties, how to build sup­port for your goals in the trad­ing sys­tem and—most important—how to iden­ti­fy and per­suade the deci­sion-mak­ers.

GTA con­tains exam­ples of firms and asso­ci­a­tions that have achieved ben­e­fits a thou­sand-times greater than their invest­ments in pur­suit of their inter­ests in break­ing down bar­ri­ers to trade or win­ning a fair­er deal from the sys­tem. 

Allan Beat­tie, World Trade Edi­tor for the Finan­cial Times of Lon­don says:

Mr Gallagher’s advice is valu­able … the rewards can be huge … the case for busi­ness to pay atten­tion to trad­ing rules is com­pelling.”

Hugh Mor­gan AO, for­mer Chair­man of the Busi­ness Coun­cil of Aus­tralia says:

Great assis­tance to busi­ness, media and edu­ca­tion­al under­tak­ings in gain­ing a ground­ing in the Inter­na­tion­al Trade activ­i­ties that pro­vide such a sig­nif­i­cant part of the insti­tu­tion­al frame­work.

Andrew Stol­er, for­mer Deputy Direc­tor-Gen­er­al of WTO says:

“An excel­lent prac­ti­cal guide through the often con­fused maze of trade nego­ti­a­tions and agree­ments.  Peter Gallagher’s expert coun­sel is exact­ly what a busi­nessper­son needs to con­vert pol­i­cy oppor­tu­ni­ties into dol­lars and cents.”

Consultation on trade

A paper com­mis­sioned from Inquit by the UN Inter­na­tion­al Trade Cen­ter review­ing mech­a­nisms for pub­lic-pri­vate dia­log on trade in eight dif­fer­ent economies.

Review of “Global Trade Advocate” in FT

Alan Beat­tie, the World Trade Edi­tor for the Finan­cial Times has reviewed Glob­al Trade Advo­cate. Here’s a link to the non-sub­­scrip­­tion page ver­sion of the review (also over the fold). To make it eas­i­er for you to see what Alan is talk­ing about when he men­tions the ‘huge rewards’ from trade advo­ca­cy described in GTA, […]

A survey of business consultations on trade

Would you like to help me test a sur­vey of busi­ness­es or NGOs that con­sult with gov­ern­ments on trade issues? I’ve been asked to cre­ate a sur­vey for an Asian region group to help build a bet­ter ‘base­line’ dataset on the breadth, fre­quen­cy and con­tent of busi­­ness-gov­­ern­­ment and NGO-gov­­ern­­ment exchanges on nation­al par­tic­i­pa­tion in the […]

The thunderer lets fly

The NY Times blasts trans-Atlantic trade poli­cies: “Lis­ten­ing to these two [EU and USA] eco­nom­ic pow­er­hous­es snipe about who should be doing what is revolt­ing; nei­ther is doing any­thing real.” The paper is right, of course: the agri­cul­tur­al sup­port and pro­tec­tion poli­cies of the EC, Japan and the USA—not to men­tion India (the edi­to­r­i­al doesn’t)—are […]

The ‘swoosh’ of trade policy

The Glob­al­iza­tion Insi­tute, a new­­ly-mint­ed, self-described ‘Cob­den­ite’ group in Lon­don has pub­lished it’s sec­ond paper in which Dr Razeen Sally—described, by the Institute’s pub­li­cist, as “Europe’s most senior trade economist”—presents his pre­scrip­tions for “the future of trade, devel­op­ment and inter­na­tion­al insti­tu­tions”. Just do it is Dr Sally’s rec­om­men­da­tion to gov­ern­ments on trade lib­er­al­iza­tion; an unfor­tu­nate­ly […]