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 | Nov 30, 2016Negotiating a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is a complex and highly technical task which usually takes a number of years to bring to fruition. The prospects of success will be greatly enhanced if certain basic “ground rules” are followed. A country must know what it...
The EU’s Ambiguous Legal Position in the WTO Reduces the Uncertainty over Britain’s Post-Brexit Trading Relationships
by Dr Geoff Raby | Nov 19, 2016The biggest uncertainty facing the UK after Article 50 negotiations with the EU is its position in the World Trade Organisation (WTO). It is now widely understood that the UK will continue as a member of the WTO in its own right. But the terms of trade between Britain...
by Dr Geoff Raby | Oct 21, 2016Much of the debate about the trade implications for the UK of Brexit focus on the loss of access to the Single Market. Since the Single Market accounts for some 60 per cent of the UK’s exports it is often suggested that these are all at risk. This, of course, is not...
by Dr Geoff Raby | Sep 21, 2016British Trade Ministers must be the envy of all Trade Ministers. In theory, they have a clean sheet of paper to write a new policy unencumbered by their predecessors’ baggage. There is nothing to undo or modify. They need not spend precious ministerial time...
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