Kristen Bondietti

Kristen Bondietti is a Senior Trade Specialist to the AASC and Director, ITS Global Asia Pacific 

Position: Senior Trade Specialist


Kristen is an expert in international trade law and policy, specialising in international trade agreements (FTAs, WTO) and technical and regulatory controls on trade. She has over 15 years of experience advising organisations, government and industry in the APEC region. Clients have included international organisations (the OECD, the APEC Secretariat, the Asian Development Bank and the ASEAN Secretariat); regional governments (DFAT, Austrade, the Viet Nam Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office) and Australian and international businesses across services, agriculture and manufacturing sectors. She has conducted joint research with institutions in Australia, Korea, The Philippines, Thailand and China.


Kristen has designed, managed and participated in over thirty capacity building activities to assist developing countries implement trade policy obligations and manage their impacts. She designed and led trade technical assistance programs for officials in ASEAN and APEC developing countries on projects funded by AusAID, UNDP, the Japanese Ministry of Trade and the British Development Agency. She has ground consulting experience in Australia, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Korea.

Kristen has a Masters degree in international law from the University of Melbourne and undergraduate degrees in Law and in Economics from the Australian National University. In addition to being a Senior Adviser for the Centre, she is also a Director at ITS Global Asia Pacific.

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