Australia is one of the world’s fastest-growing developed economies and in June 2018 negotiations were officially launched for a comprehensive and ambitious trade agreement between the EU and Australia. The EU is already Australia’s second biggest trade partner and the opening of talks further strengthens the objective of having more open and fair trade. Is this approach to lowering trade barriers a way to counter the protectionist policies that other nations may be pursuing?
As part of the YPFP Brussels’ Global Summit in celebration of 10 successful years of fostering the next generation of foreign policy leaders, we are delighted to invite you to YPFP’s Ambassador Series with HE Ambassador Justin Brown. During the evening discussion, you will have the opportunity to learn about the relationship between Australia and the EU and to hear Ambassador Brown’s thoughts about current global trade relations.
- Mr. Justin Brown, Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, the European Union, and NATO
Ambassador Justin Brown is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently Deputy Secretary with responsibility for trade policy and negotiations.
In Canberra, he has held a range of positions including First Assistant Secretary, Office of Trade Negotiations, and First Assistant Secretary, Consular and Crisis Management Division. He has previously served overseas as High Commissioner to Canada, Consul-General in Los Angeles and as Deputy Head of Mission in Brussels.
He holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of New England. He was awarded a Public Service Medal in 2015.