Adapting to the Age of Geoeconomics – Lessons from Chinese Restrictions on Australian Exports | ACBC & ANU

21 Oct 2021

ACBC is delighted to partner with the Australian National University (ANU) for the launch of timely research addressing the impact of political trade sanctions on Australian industry.

National security and economics are often treated as separate realms. But the 21st century is marked by a convergence of security and economic factors. States are increasingly using economic policy to pursue their national strategic objectives in this geoeconomic age.

Economics is central to the study of China’s rise. However, many issues that were once debated in purely economic terms must now be seen through a geoeconomic lens. This is true for many Australian export industries that lost access to the Chinese market during a recent and ongoing sanctions episode that began in May 2020.

Despite the size and value of the China export market for affected Australian industries, the economic – and accordingly political – impacts of sanctions have been more modest than anticipated. Losses can be diminished by three mechanisms that are understudied in the sanctions literature — trade reallocation, trade deflection and product transformation.

To discuss these issues, please join the Australia China Business Council (ACBC) and the Australian National University (ANU) for the launch of “Market adjustments to import sanctions: Lessons from Chinese restrictions on Australian exports, 2020-21“, a new paper from leading researchers Scott Waldron (UQ) and Darren Lim (ANU). Joining them for this in-conversation webinar will be Anthea Roberts (ANU).

ACBC & ANU recognise the generous support from the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations for this workshop. Views expressed by the presenters do not represent the views of the Foundation. The Foundation works to strengthen understanding and engagement between Australia and China. For more information about the Foundation, click here.


Date: Tuesday 9 November 2021

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm AEDT (Melbourne time)

Platform: Zoom – Online Seminar

ACBC Members: FREE

General Admission: $45 (+GST+BF)


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