Dr Geoff Raby
Head of Trade Policy
Dr Geoff Raby is Head of Trade Policy at Policy Exchange. He is a former Australian Ambassador to China, and to the World Trade Organisation. He has also held the positions of Deputy Secretary in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, First Assistant Secretary to the Trade Negotiations Division, APEC Ambassador, and Head of the OECD Trade Policy Issues Division. Currently Chairman and CEO of Geoff Raby and Associates Ltd, Geoff also holds a number of non-executive, independent director positions with ASX-listed companies, and is on the advisory board of various non-profit organisations. In recognition of his contribution to advancing relations between Australia and China, Geoff was made Friendship Ambassador to Shandong Province, and an honorary citizen of Chengdu City.
Related Posts & Publications
by Dr Geoff Raby | Feb 12, 2018Read Publication Britain should unilaterally eliminate all our remaining tariffs to be a true champion of free trade after Brexit, according to Policy Exchange’s new report Global Champion: The Case for Unilateral Free Trade. Not only would this drive down prices for...
by Dr Geoff Raby | Jun 19, 2017Phillip Hammond is said to be the Cabinet’s pre-eminent exponent of a “soft Brexit” – by remaining in the Customs Union. On the Andrew Marr show yesterday he surprised some by stating that the UK should leave the Single Market and the Customs Union; but he hinted that...
by Dr Geoff Raby | May 29, 2017Read Article This article appeared on ConservativeHome No Deal: The UK and EU Trading on WTO Terms Were the UK and EU unable to agree to a high-quality bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), it would be bizarre – and could only be attributable to bloody-mindedness by...
by Dr Geoff Raby | Feb 3, 2017Theresa May seems to have secured the support of Donald Trump for a UK-USA free-trade agreement (FTA). With the backing of these leaders, negotiating an FTA between these two developed economies with a shared long-standing support for open markets, on the face of it,...
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