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Justin Brown

Justin Brown is a former Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade official. He was Deputy Secretary in the Department with oversight of the trade and economic agenda. He served as Australia's chief negotiator in the CPTPP (TPP-11) negotiations and was involved in several negotiations on trade and climate change during his career. His most recent overseas assignment was as Ambassador to the EU and NATO in Brussels and he was previously High Commissioner to Canada. 

 


Articles by Justin Brown (3)

  • Revitalising the multilateral trading system

    The multilateral trading system has served Australia and our region exceptionally well, and it has delivered a program of trade liberalisation and reform over the years that has been important in underwriting global growth. But there is no doubt it is now facing multiple strains. The regrettable failure of the Doha Round underscores the need for a change in the way the system is functioning.
  • TPP will protect Australia's ability to impose financial controls

    Last week on The Interpreter Leon Berkelmans raised concerns over the Australian Government's ability to impose capital control measures in the context of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement.  Dr Berkelmans argued that a carve-out for capital control measures contained in Article 29.3 of the TPP (Exceptions and General Provisions Chapter) does not go far enough in protecting governments from potential investor-state dispute settlement claims. The TPP contains a specific additional saf