Trading Nation Consulting

Since early 2015, Mike Adams, Nic Brown and Ron Wickes have been working in partnership as Trading Nation Consulting. They are preparing papers for, and providing advice to, clients about Australia’s trade policy.

To date, Trading Nation Consulting have written two published reports for the Minerals Council of Australia, on climate policy and resources trade, and on the implications of the China – Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) for Australia’s resources trade.

Climate Policy and Resources Trade, March 2015

China, minerals and energy and the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), June 2015

In October 2015, Mike Adams and Nic Brown gave a keynote address to the Latin American Colloquium in Brisbane, hosted by the University of Queensland. The address was titled:
Economic Engagement with the Pacific Alliance: why it should be a priority for Australia

The Pacific Alliance has emerged as a promising force for freeing up trade and investment and furthering economic integration in Latin America. The keynote address assessed the significance of the Alliance for the region and Australia and how Australia might further its engagement with it.