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Free trade agreements

Free trade agreements can remove trade barriers and increase the flow of goods and services between countries. We assess various agreements – whether multilateral, plurilateral or bilateral – to understand how FTAs can impact the global economy and individual countries.

Our FTA experts & contributors

Get access to proven experience and fresh thinking in cross-border trade, policy and business. Drawn from a wide range of disciplines and sectors, our experts offer valuable views and opinions on achieving sustainable global trade.

Stephen Olson

Senior Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

Sustainable trade
Trade negotiations
Free trade agreements
Tariffs & non-tariff barriers

Deborah Elms

Founder and Executive Director of the Asian Trade Centre

Juita Mohamad

Indo Pacific Fellow, Perth USAsia Center

Kaewkamol Pitakdumrongkit

Assistant Professor Deputy Head of Centre for Multilateralism Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Stewart Paterson

Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

Monetary policy
Political economy

Denis Hew

Director, APEC Policy Support Unit.

Jeffrey Wilson

Research Director, Perth USAsia Centre

Paul Sracic

Professor, Politics and International Relations at Youngstown State University

Andrea Durkin

Founder of Sparkplug, LLC, and Consensus Learning, LLC, and Adjunct Associate Professor, Georgetown University

Areas of expertise

US-China relations
Tariffs and trade barriers

Alice Calder

Freelance writer and economist

Areas of expertise

Immigration and international trade
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Economics and culture

Scott Miller

Senior Adviser, Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy, CSIS

Bruce Hirsh

Principal and Founder, Tailwind Global Strategies LLC

Richard M. Rossow

Senior Adviser and Wadhwani Chair in US-India Policy Studies, CSIS

Leslie Griffin

Principal, Allinea LLC

Colin Robertson

Vice President, Canadian Global Affairs Institute

Max Moncaster

Manager, Industry Affairs, BASF

Harry Clapsis

Government Affairs Manager, Semiconductor Industry Association

Kevin Doyle

International Trade Specialist, US Department of Commerce

Andrew Lepczyk

Research Analyst, National Association of Corporate Directors

Christine McDaniel

Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center

Anne Kim

Editor, Washington Monthly, and Author of Abandoned: America’s Lost Youth and the Crisis of Disconnection