Ben Czapnik is an adviser on trade facilitation and trade policy at the International Trade Centre. His work focusses on assisting developing countries to implement the Trade Facilitation Agreement and ensuring that it delivers on-the-ground benefits to the business sector. Mr Czapnik has also served as Project Manager for ITC assistance programmes on regional integration in Africa and on developing country accessions to the WTO.
Prior to joining ITC, Mr Czapnik worked for Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade where he undertook diplomatic postings to the Solomon Islands and Geneva. While serving in Geneva, Mr Czapnik’s responsibilities included rules negotiations and WTO disputes on anti-dumping and subsidies. He served as Vice-Chair of the Safeguards and Anti-Dumping Committees and as a Friend of the Chair in fisheries subsidies negotiations. Mr Czapnik is admitted as a barrister and solicitor in Australia.