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Aik Hoe Lim

Director, Trade and Environment Division, World Trade Organization

Aik Hoe Lim is Director of the Trade and Environment Division at the World Trade Organization and oversees its work on trade and environment, as well as on the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade. He joined the WTO in 1999 and has extensive experience in trade policy and negotiations. He has worked in different WTO Divisions including the External Relations Division, the Director-General’s Office and the Trade in Services and Investment Division. He has also held various positions including as Counsellor to two WTO Director-Generals, Adviser to the Director-General’s Consultative Group and Secretary to WTO committees, working groups and negotiating bodies on services trade and domestic regulation.

His principal areas of interest are trade and sustainable development, services trade policy, and trade and regulation. Some of his recent publications include contributions to the “Research Handbook on Climate Change and Trade Law” (2017); and “Win-Win: How International Trade Can Help Meet the Sustainable Development Goals” (2017).

Concurrent to his position at the WTO, he was an Adjunct Fellow of RSIS, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2006-2016) and Visiting WTO Fellow to the Institute for International Trade at the University of Adelaide (2007).

He has a BSc (Hons) in Land Management from the University of Reading and a master’s in International Economics (First Prize) from the University of Birmingham, as well as a Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Economics from SOAS, University of London.

Speaking at the following WCEF2019 sessions:

Tuesday 4 June at 9.00-10.30: International trade of circular economy goods and services

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