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Hon Tim Groser


Career Snapshot

2008 - : New Zealand Minister of Trade, Minister for Climate Change Issues and Associate Minister Foreign Affairs. Minister of Conservation 2008-09.

2005-08: Member of Parliament, Opposition Spokesperson on Trade.

2002 -05: Ambassador to the WTO, Chair Rules Negotiating Group (2002-03); Chair Agriculture Negotiating Group 2003 to June 2005.

1999-2002: Chief Executive Asia-NZ Foundation.

1997-99: Principal Economic Adviser, NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

1994-97: Ambassador to Indonesia.

1990-94: Chief Negotiator, Uruguay Round.

1986-90: Minister (Economic) New Zealand Mission to the GATT and Chief Agriculture Negotiator; Chair International Dairy Agreement 1988.

1985: Division Director (Multilateral Trade) Department Trade and Industry.

1982-84: Foreign Affairs Adviser, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

1979-82: Negotiator, Australia-New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement (CER).

1976-79: First Secretary (Economic) NZ High Commission, Canberra.

1973-75: Junior Investigating Officer, NZ Treasury

In addition to his trade role, Minister Groser has been deeply involved in facilitating international climate change negotiations since 2010, having participated in his first Ministerial Climate Change Meeting in Poland in 2008. Tim is a special guest of the Major Economies Forum, which is dedicated to climate change. He has represented New Zealand at numerous UN, GATT/WTO, UNCTAD, OECD, World Bank, UNFCCC and APEC Conferences. He was chief adviser to the NZ ABAC (APEC Business Advisory Council) delegation 2000-2002.

Minister Groser has written extensively on international economic issues, climate change and in particular, international trade issues. He has participated in, or chaired, a number of GATT and WTO dispute settlement cases since 1986. He is a member of the Asia Society of New York’s Global Council.


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