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Author Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives. Standing Committee on Primary Industries, Resources and Rural and Regional Affairs

Title Adjusting to agricultural trade reform : Australia no longer down under / House of Representatives Standing Committee on Primary Industries, Resources and Rural and Regional Affairs
Published Canberra : The Committee, 1998


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  382.410994 Aus/Ata 1998  AVAILABLE
Description xxv, 198 pages ; 25 cm
Series Parliamentary paper / the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, 0727-4181 ; no. 96 of 1998
Parliamentary paper (Australia. Parliament) ; 1998, no. 96
Contents Chapter 1. Introduction -- ch. 2. Globalisation and liberalisation -- Trade protectionism -- International trade reform -- World Trade Organization -- Regional trade liberalisation -- Bilateral trade negotiations -- United States of America -- Mexico -- Japan -- Korea -- Hong Kong -- Philippines -- Thailand -- Malaysia -- Indonesia -- India -- Establishing priorities -- Trade reform within Australia -- Tariff reductions -- Microeconomic benefits -- Adjustment to change -- Structural adjustment policies -- Industry leadership attitudes -- Grassroot attitudes -- Developing Australia's export culture -- Multicultural opportunities -- Market information -- Scholarship placements -- Schools programs -- Export awards for excellence -- Winners and losers -- Possible consequences of community resistance -- The pace of unilateral reform -- Revitalising support
ch. 4. Information and technology -- Commonwealth Government information sources -- Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade -- Department of Primary Industries and Energy -- Austrade -- Supermarket to Asia -- Need for a co-ordinated approach -- Industry information -- Networks -- Media -- Internet potential -- Building business opportunities -- Information dissemination -- Access and infrastructure -- Training -- Electronic commerce and electronic trade -- Electronic commerce -- Electronic trade: UN Trade Point Development Centre -- ch. 5. Trade barriers, market access and quarantine -- Continuing trade barriers -- Specific tariffs and other non-quarantine barriers -- Quarantine barriers -- Negotiating market access -- Australia's approach to domestic biosecurity
ch. 6. Trade impediemtns within Australia -- Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service -- Other impediments to Australian competitivenenss -- Labour issues -- Labour availability -- Labour costs -- Transport issues -- Domestic transport costs -- Stevedoring costs -- Port to port transport -- Taxation issues -- Australian Anti-Dumping arrangements -- ch. 7. Marketing strategies -- Scale of production -- Quality management -- Local market representation -- Network arrangements -- Statutory marketing arrangements -- Austrade -- ch. 8. Conclusions -- Dissent-minority report by Mr Peter Andren, MP -- Appendix A. Index of submissions and exhibits -- Appendix B. Public hearing, inspections and discussions -- Appendix C. Key Uruguay Round outcomes for Australia -- Appendix D. Key market access achievements for agri-food since mid 1996 -- Appendix E. Continuing market access issues for Australian agricultural products
Summary The terms of reference are: (1) inquire into the benefits for regional Australia and Australia's primary industries of, and further issues associated with, world trade reform, including the policy implications of: (i) the growing international demand for food, especially in Asia; (ii) the opportunities for primary industries arising from international trade reforms globally, regionally and bilaterally; (iii) factors affecting Australia's international competitveness and capacity to realise these opportunities; (iv) the treatment of non-tariff measures, including quarantine, within the World Trade Organisation and how these impact on Australia's primary industries; and (v) how the momentum for trade reform in the primary industries sector can be maintained and encouraged on a global, regional and bilateral level
Analysis Agricultural industries
Agricultural productivity
Committees and inquiries
Commodity marketing
Export promotion
Federal issue
Information and communications technology
Structural adjustment
Trade liberalisation
Notes "June 1998"
At head of title: The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia
Chair: Fran Bailey
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Also published as Parliamentary paper (Australia. Parliament) ; 96/1998
Commonwealth of Australia 1998
Subject Agricultural industries -- Australia.
Export marketing -- Australia.
Produce trade -- Australia.
Author Bailey, Fran.
ISSN 0727-4181
ISBN 0644527382