Trade Remedies Authority Launch Event

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The UK’s Trade Remedies Authority launches on 1 June. Register to attend our online launch and learn about the UK’s trade remedies system.

About this event

This event will celebrate the launch of the UK’s new Trade Remedies Authority.

Speakers include:

  • Prof Jennifer Hillman, Senior Fellow for Trade and International Political Economy, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
  • Simon Walker CBE, Chairman of the Trade Remedies Authority

Agenda

14:00 Welcome

Oliver Griffiths, TRA Chief Executive

14:05 An introduction to the Trade Remedies Authority

Simon Walker CBE, TRA Chair

14:20 Keynote speech

Prof Jennifer Hillman, Senior Fellow for Trade and International Political Economy, US Council on Foreign Relations

14:35 Panel Q&A session

14:55 Understanding the UK’s trade remedies system

Clare Brodie, TRA General Counsel

15.15 The case journey

John Kirkpatrick, TRA Investigations Delivery Director

15.35 An introduction to the UK’s Economic Interest Test

Aproop Bhave, TRA Chief Economist

15:55 Wrap-up

Oliver Griffiths, TRA Chief Executive

16:00 Finish

Biographies

Prof Jennifer Hillman is the senior fellow for trade and international political economy at CFR, specializing in U.S. trade policy, the law and politics of the World Trade Organization, international organizations, and Brexit. She has had a distinguished career in public service, having served as a member of the WTO Appellate Body, Commissioner at the U.S. International Trade Commission, General Counsel and Ambassador/Chief Textiles Negotiator at USTR, and legislative director for U.S. Senator Terry Sanford (NC).

Simon Walker CBE was appointed Chair-Designate of the Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) in February 2020. Simon previously served as lead non-executive director of the Department for International Trade.

Simon is currently a Governor at the Westminster Foundation for Democracy. Additionally, he is a non-executive advisor at Greenbrook Communications.

Simon was formerly Director General of the Institute of Directors, a role he held from 2011 to 2017. In this role, Simon worked to modernise the organisation and increase the voice of the business community it represented. During this time, Simon was also chairman of the Global Network of Directors’ Institutes and a non-executive director at the European Confederation of Directors’ Associations.

Simon has previously served as Chief Executive of British Private Equity and venture Capital Association (BVCA) from 2007 to 2011. Prior to this role, Simon had an extensive career in communications. Simon was Director of Corporate Communications and Marketing at Reuters, Communications Secretary to HM The Queen at Buckingham Palace and Director of Corporate Affairs at British Airways.

Oliver Griffiths was appointed Chief Executive-Designate of the Trade Remedies Authority in November 2020. Oliver joined the Department for International Trade in August 2016 as Capability Director, overseeing the build-up of the UK’s new trade policy function. During the past four years he has led the UK’s trade policy relationships with the Americas and the Department’s external engagement on trade policy. Oliver chaired six meetings of the UK-US Trade and Investment Working Group from 2017 to 2019 and has been UK Chief Negotiator since Free Trade Agreement negotiations with the US launched formally in May 2020.

About the UK’s trade remedies system

The United Kingdom now has its own trade remedies system. This system was set up when the UK left the European Union, to ensure that as an independent trading nation, it can create and manage trade remedy measures. These measures help ensure imports coming into the UK are priced in a way that’s fair to domestic producers, importers, exporters and consumers.

About the UK’s Trade Remedies Authority

The UK’s Trade Remedies Authority will investigate whether new trade remedy measures are needed. Like all trade remedies authorities around the world, it will operate under World Trade Organization rules, with the aim of supporting the principles of fair trade.

Since the UK left the European Union, the UK’s trade remedies investigations have been carried out by the Trade Remedies Investigations Directorate, part of the Department of International Trade. The passing of the Trade Act, 29 April 2021, formally establishes the Trade Remedies Authority as an independent arm’s length body of the Department for International Trade.

What to do next

Register to attend the event and find out how the UK’s new trade remedies investigations system may affect you.

Visit GOV.UK to find out more about the UK's trade remedies investigations

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