Justin Brown

Justin Brown
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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. 

 

Fibs, squibs, and trading digs
Fibs, squibs, and trading digs
Is it any wonder the public is often bemused about the merits of trade policy?
Dashed hopes for Australia, Europe still has blind spots on trade
Dashed hopes for Australia, Europe still has blind spots on trade
The collapse of FTA negotiations illustrates that protectionist sentiment is still powerful in the bloc.
Countering Chinese economic coercion: enhanced cooperation between Australia and Europe
Research Notes
Countering Chinese economic coercion: enhanced cooperation between Australia and Europe
China appears increasingly confident in aligning itself politically against the West. But there are ways for Australia and Europe to even the balance.
How will China’s punitive trade restrictions against Australia end?
How will China’s punitive trade restrictions against Australia end?
Good vibes could turn into a solution – but if China demands a quid pro quo, reaching agreement will be complex.
EU in the driver’s seat on Indo-Pacific trade deals
EU in the driver’s seat on Indo-Pacific trade deals
Is the New Zealand–European Union free trade agreement an omen for Australia’s negotiations?
The case for rejuvenating DFAT
The case for rejuvenating DFAT
Foreign ministries no longer monopolise a country’s global voice. But some practical fine tuning will enhance diplomacy.
Trade policy agenda facing new drivers
Trade policy agenda facing new drivers
More than ever, Australia’s national security and economic resilience goals need integrating with smart trade policy.
Australia-India trade deal: An early harvest or cherry picking?
Australia-India trade deal: An early harvest or cherry picking?
A pragmatic tone appears to distinguish the revived talks. Ambitious, not so much.
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