Member Opportunity | China Australia FTA: Business Opportunities and Labour Market Implications

Event Type: Member Opportunity

Date: Thu 14 Feb 2019

Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm

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Government of South Australia

University of South Australia

Member Opportunity | China Australia FTA: Business Opportunities and Labour Market Implications
What is the broad context of the China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA)? What kind of business opportunities are created by ChAFTAs? How do they compare with other FTAs? How can businesses make the most out of the FTAs? Do FTAs also have a dark side? Do FTAs cause Australian jobs moving overseas? What can be done?

With financial support from the Australia China Council and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this forum is open to the public free of charge.

To share their insights and answer all of those questions and more, you will hear from the following panellists:

Mr. Lachlan Crews, Ass. Secretary, Trade and Investment Advocacy Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Lachlan is a senior career officer of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He was appointed Assistant Secretary, Trade and Investment Advocacy Branch, Regional Trade Agreements Division (RTD) in July 2017. Prior to his current appointment, he was Director, Europe Trade and Brexit Unit in 2016. He has also been part of the negotiating team working on the China, Japan, and Korea FTAs and served as First Secretary (Economic) at the Australian Embassy in Seoul until 2008.
Dr Milton Churche, Former Australian Trade Negotiator
Dr Churche worked on trade policy for 31 years from joining the Australian Department of Trade in 1987, until leaving the public service at the end of 2017. His recent responsibilities have included Deputy Lead Negotiator and Lead Negotiator for Goods for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. During his career, Milton worked on multilateral, regional and bilateral trade negotiations, and led negotiations across the areas of trade in goods, trade in service, and investment.
Prof. Richard Pomfret, Jean Monnet Chair on the Economics of European Integration, University of Adelaide
Prof. Pomfret has been Professor of Economics at the University of Adelaide since 1992, and the Jean Monnet Chair since 2017. He has acted as advisor to the Australian Government and to organisations such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and United Nations Development Programme.
Richard has published several books focussing on Asian economy and trade, and his research interests centre on economic development and international economics.
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