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Article Three is a leading trade policy advisory firm providing analysis and strategic advocacy services to governments, companies and NGOs in the Asia Pacific Region.
We help our clients navigate an increasingly complex international trade environment to overcome barriers, find new markets and drive economic development for the benefit of all.
We believe the key to finding solutions in trade policy is clearly understanding the problems – political, technical and competitive – then identifying the opportunities.
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Trade and Prosperity | Policy Briefing | June 2021The UK and Australia have just concluded an ‘in principle’ agreement for a free trade agreement. Efforts by UK farmers lobbying the Johnson government not to giv
Article Three partnered with the Asia Society and the Australian APEC Study Centre to identify opportunities for Australian exporters and investors in Vietnam.
Article Three undertook a detailed analysis of bilateral trade and investment data to identify areas of export competitiveness and complementarity, assess future prospects to increase participation in regional value chains and take advantage of benefits arising from countries’ bilateral and multilateral trade agreements.
The analysis identified clear opportunities for Australian exporters seeking to participate in Asia’s regional value chains for processed food and electronic goods and for services exporters and investors seeking to participate in industries such as transport, logistics, education and healthcare.
The report has been highlighted in international media as businesses and policymakers seek to diversify markets and shore up supply chains in the wake of the COVD-19 pandemic.
Article Three was commissioned by the Federal Department of Agriculture and Water Resources to assess the risks and opportunities for key Australian commodity exports of the growing trade tensions and ‘tariff wars’ between the US and China. The US-China tension – referred to as the ‘Trade Wars’ – was a major source of uncertainty for Australian agricultural exporters under the Trump Administration.
Article Three undertook a comprehensive analysis of Australia’s agricultural exports, major markets, major competitors and market access advantages including across trade agreements.
A risk-based projection of the impact of ongoing trade tension for all major agricultural commodities was evaluated over the short, medium and long term.
Article Three was approached by one of the world’s largest snack makers to provide potential alternative sourcing arrangements for potatoes by utilising different trade agreements across South East Asia, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
Article Three was able to uncover both trade and investment opportunities for the company under existing bilateral agreements as well as shoring up potential opportunities to secure advantages from future trade agreements and those under negotiation, particularly in the high-growth MENA region.
The research undertaken also identified significant non-tariff barriers for potatoes across a number of economies that could be addressed and recommended approaches to achieve this without offending industries seeking trade protection.
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