Trade and Industry
The economic sustainability of Western Australia depends on the strength of our relationships with trading partners. Australia’s location – and WA’s location within Australia – highlights the importance of our trading relationships with other countries in Asia (including, but not limited to, China, Japan, Indonesia).
Projects under this theme investigate bilateral trade between WA and a single country in the region, and also consider trade with Asia multilaterally. A key focus is on the factors driving current and future trading patterns with Asia, and opportunities for enhanced future trade with China, Japan and other countries in the Asia-Pacific and Indo-Pacific regions.
Also of interest is the influence of international trade on WA’s economy. For instance, what role does international trade play in strengthening industrial sectors within the WA economy? Research under this theme also explores the potential role for international trade to support a diversification of the strengths in the WA economy.