An Australian Government mission team met with PIDS researchers to discuss the new development policy and performance framework for re-sharing Australia's aid program. The visit was part of a series of meetings organized by the Australian Embassy with research organizations in the country that are working in the trade area. The meeting with PIDS researchers was aimed at identifying constraints to trade in the Philippines. The Mission was composed of Mr. Peter van Diermen, international trade specialist, and Ms. Loreli de Dios, local economist, and representatives of the Australian Embassy in Manila. PIDS President Gilberto Llanto and Senior Research Fellow Adoracion Navarro received the team on December 17, 2014.