Vietnam and Australia’s agricultural trade and investment in an uncertain world

Presented by ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

Agriculture is a critical component of the vibrant trade between Australia and Vietnam. While this trade relationship has recently witnessed some developments, the uncertain future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) has raised questions of how the two countries can overcome challenges and grasp opportunities without the US commitment to regional trade.

Dr Khoi Dang, John Dillon Fellow, and Director of the Center for Agriculture Policy, Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam, will present a trade and investment approach to take advantage of the main strengths of both countries.

He will review major trends in the agricultural sectors of the two countries with some descriptive analyses. In particular, Dr Khoi Dang will explain the main strengths and weaknesses of Vietnamese and Australian agriculture, and the similarities. He will also introduce a new approach to trade and investment and provide policy recommendations.

Dr Dang Kim Khoi is the Director of the Center for Agricultural Policy under the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development in Vietnam. He completed his PhD in Policy Economics at The Australian National University. He has experience in international and development economics, environmental economics and governance, as well as policy and institutional issues of agricultural and rural development in Vietnam and Laos.
Acknowledgement

The John Dillon Memorial Fellowship was established by Australian Centre International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) in recognition of Professor John L Dillon’s life-long support for international agricultural research. The Fellowship scheme serves the memory of John Dillon by providing career development opportunities for outstanding young agricultural scientists or economists from ACIAR partner countries who are involved in a current or recently completed ACIAR project.

This event is presented by the FE2W Network.