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Senior Trade Advisor – Mr. Anton Faul

Mr. Anton Faul
Mr. Anton Faul

Mr John Anthony Faul (Anton) joined the ATF in July 2017. Prior to joining the ATF, he was involved in agriculture, trade and regional integration matters over a period spanning over 20 years.

From 1997-2005, as Chief Economist in the Directorate of Planning in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water & Rural Development in the Namibian Government, he was a permanent member of the Namibian Trade Negotiating Team, responsible for agriculture market access and sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures. During this period, he was also a Member of the Namibian Agronomic Board and the Meat Board of Namibia, as well as the various Task Teams, Technical Committees and Steering Committees responsible for trade and marketing of Agricultural Products.

In 2005, he joined the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Secretariat as Director: Trade Negotiations, Policy Development & Research, where he was employed for 12 years from 2005 until 2017.

He holds B.Sc and B.Sc Honours degrees (cum laude) in Agricultural Economics from the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa and an M.Sc degree (cum laude) in International Trade & Food Marketing obtained at Imperial College, United Kingdom in 2000. His specific interests and experience covers, inter alia, regional integration, trade negotiations and trade and tariff policy matters, rules of origin, agriculture economics and sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures.
His personal interests include music, camping, fishing, hunting, eco-tourism & nature conservation, traveling and ‘all things nature’.

Anton also has a keen interest in research and he has been appointed as an Associate of the Trade Law Centre of Southern Africa (tralac), a leading regional integration and trade capacity building think tank based in Stellenbosch, South Africa, in 2017. 

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