Kristen Bondietti is an expert in international trade law, policy and development, specialising in World Trade Organisation Agreements and Free Trade Agreements. Areas of expertise include services, trade facilitation, technical and regulatory controls on trade, subsidies and trade and environment.
Kristen has over ten years’ experience consulting to government, major companies and industry groups in Australia and South East Asia on trade agreements and trade policy issues. She has undertaken research projects for government and international organisations including the OECD, the ASEAN Secretariat, the APEC Secretariat, the Asian Development Bank, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Austrade. 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 in Asia Pacific and Africa to 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, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Korea.
Kristen has a Masters degree in international law from the University of Melbourne and undergraduate degrees in economics and in law from the Australian National University. She is a Trade Consultant to the Australian APEC Study Centre at RMIT University.