Webinar: The role of the Trade Remedies Authority in defending UK economic interests, with Oliver Griffiths, CEO, TRA
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Defence Against Trade’s Dark Arts - the role of the Trade Remedies Authority in defending UK economic interests
The Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) was launched 1 June 2021; a Non-Departmental Public Body with the aim of defending UK economic interests against unfair international trade practices. WIG is delighted to host Chief Executive Oliver Griffiths for this webinar exploring the newly formed TRA's mission, priorities and challenges ahead.
Chief ExecutiveTrade Remedies Authority
Oliver joined the Trade Remedies Investigations Directorate (TRID) in January 2021, now called the Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) following its establishment on 1 June 2021. Prior to joining TRID, Oliver led the UK’s trade policy relationships with the Americas and the external engagement on trade policy within the Department for International Trade. Oliver chaired six meetings of the UK-US Trade and Investment Working Group from 2017 to 2019 and has been UK Chief Negotiator since Free Trade Agreement negotiations with the US launched formally in May 2020. Before this, he was the Capability Director in DIT, overseeing the build-up of the UK’s new trade policy function. Before Oliver joined the Department for International Trade, he had been President at a FinTech start-up developing a capacity-based trading platform. Between 2002 and 2013 Oliver worked as a civil servant, specialising in trade policy (in London and at the British Embassy in Washington DC) and corporate finance (including managing the government’s 100% shareholding in Post Office Limited). Having led the set-up of the UK Green Investment Bank, Oliver was a member of the Bank’s leadership team between 2013 and 2015. He started his career as a corporate lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.