Commentary | 23 August 2004

Golden straitjackets can chafe

Trade agreements, such as the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement, are usually evaluated in terms of their success in reducing tariffs and other barriers to market access. These negotiations, however, present a more important opportunity - to improve the rules which govern international economic relationships. This requires a different negotiating mindset. Australian Financial Review, 23 August 2004, p. 23

Stephen Grenville

  • Stephen Grenville

Trade agreements, such as the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement, are usually evaluated in terms of their success in reducing tariffs and other barriers to market access. These negotiations, however, present a more important opportunity - to improve the rules which govern international economic relationships. This requires a different negotiating mindset. Australian Financial Review, 23 August 2004, p. 23

Stephen Grenville

  • Stephen Grenville