Welcome to my website. Here you will find information relevant to your
decision-making on matters of trade negotiations, trade policy and consulting. On
this site, I will share with you some information about me, how I work, the subjects
that interest me, some of my recent publications and speaking engagements and
how I can be reached. You will also find periodic news updates on developments in
world trade, commentaries and analysis on topical issues from time to time. It is my
hope that you enjoy your site visit and feel free to contact me or tell a friend about
this site.
In June 2009 I commenced an assignment as Project Director and Senior Trade
Economist, for the European Commission-funded Trade Capacity Building
Programme in Ethiopia. The EURO 5 million programme of assistance over a
period of four years seeks to help Ethiopia build its trade negotiating and analytical
capacity generally, with specific emphasis on WTO accession; EPA negotiations
and regional integration in the COMESA and IGAD sub-regions.
The overriding objectives of this site are twofold. First, to share information as it
emerges within the field of international trade and economic negotiations,
particularly within the World Trade Organization (WTO), and key bilateral trade
negotiations like the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) that developing
countries, especially those of the Caribbean Region and Eastern and Southern
Africa are currently engaged in, with the European Union (EU). Second, to provide a
platform for communication and exchange with like-minded individuals in the
pursuit of long-term, workable solutions to the problems of developing countries,
especially their integration into the world economy.
Finding a solution to the economic problems of developing countries is not easy
but in my view remains an attainable challenge. My contributions in that regard have
focused on several methods including, but not limited to: research and publication
of empirical work; public lectures; speaking engagements; participation in
international conferences and seminars and development of policy briefs.
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Ethiopia's Trade and
Investment: Policy
Priorities for the New
Ethiopia's Trade and
Investment: Policy
Priorities for the
New Government
In the context of a newly
elected Government in
Ethiopia, with a new
development strategy:
Ethiopia's Growth and
Transformation Plan
Dan Ciuriak and I look
at  a number of
that have held back
Ethiopia's trade
that are
amendable to policy
treatment and
recommend a set of
priority initiatives for the
new government.
I recently accepted an EU-funded technical assistance assignment to assist the
countries of the Pacific in identifying their needs for implementation of an Economic
Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and the Pacific ACP. Fiji, Papua New
Guinea, Tonga and Vanuatu are beneficiaries of this technical assistance.
Preville and Associates
Consulting Group
launches new
consulting services
On July 4, 2012 I officially
launched a new
consulting business with a
focus on negotiations,
business, management
and development. The
new firm is registered and
located in Castries, St.
Lucia and offers its
services to clients all over
the world
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