Virtual Live Briefing with Crawford Falconer, Chief Trade Negotiation Adviser & Second Permanent Secretary, DIT

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We are delighted to host Crawford Falconer, Chief Trade Negotiation Adviser and Second Permanent Secretary for the Department for International Trade, for this virtual live briefing to discuss the priorities and challenges for his team as the UK continues to cement its place as an independent actor in the international sphere.

Join us for your opportunity to gain insight into progress on crucial free trade agreements with our key economic partners around the world, and pose your questions to Crawford. 


  • Crawford Falconer

    Chief Trade Negotiation Adviser and Second Permanent Secretary, DIT


    Crawford Falconer is Chief Trade Negotiation Adviser and Second Permanent Secretary for the Department for International Trade. He also heads the trade negotiation profession within the Civil Service. Crawford has spent over 25 years working on trade policy and trade negotiations both inside and outside government. He has worked in a number of high-profile positions including as the New Zealand Chief Negotiator and Adviser. He most recently served as Professor of Global Value Chains and Trade at Lincoln University, New Zealand. Crawford’s previous roles include: Deputy Secretary (Vice Minister) in the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade New Zealand Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Geneva Chair of the WTO DOHA round negotiations on agriculture and cotton Trade strategy coordinator and WTO senior official for the New Zealand Foreign and Trade Ministry Leading trade projects at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on services and trade value added Director of Multilateral trade in the New Zealand Trade Ministry Fellow at the New Zealand Institute of Policy Studies


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