Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator, Vocational Programs
Centre for Customs and Excise Studies
Brent Juratowitch joined the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies in January 2013 as Director of Studies. He has had over 30 years’ experience in international trade. From 1983 until 2008 he worked with the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) including appointments as Australia’s Consul General and Consul (Commercial) in Osaka, Japan; First Secretary (Commercial) at Australia’s Embassy in Beijing, China; and numerous appointments in Australia including managing a distributed office network of business advisors across Australia.
Since 2008 he held the position of General Manager and Vice President Global Channel Partners with Recruitment Systems, a Canberra based computer software exporter, with responsibility for the company’s day to day operations and its international business, including its global network of value added resellers and sales agents.
Brent is currently a Trade and Investment Ambassador for the Australian Capital Territory and President of the ACT Exporters Network. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (BEc) from the University of Sydney, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Charles Sturt University and a Certificate in Japanese Language Proficiency from the Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin in Tokyo.
Our goal is to bring people together to:
- build professional capabilities in trade
- elevate the profile of trade
- advocate the benefits and opportunities of trade
- facilitate networking
- improve the performance and success of companies in global trade
- boost the efficiency of trade processes.
Featured GTPA Member
Ziyaad Ebrahim, GTP
Ziyaad has close to fifteen years of experience in international trade and development.He joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) after serving 12 years in various positions within the Government of Seychelles, where he comes from.
During his time in the Government of Seychelles, he was directly involved in trade, investment and general economic policy formulation and implementation.He also has experience on WTO accession and was involved in FTA negotiations with the European Union and within the Eastern and Southern African region. He has also worked with international organisations such as the IMF, World Bank and the African Development Bank on Structural Adjustment Programmes, private sector and MSME development initiatives including gender empowerment projects.
In his current role with the WTO, he coordinates the work of the WTO LDC Group in the ongoing trade negotiations.He also monitors and assists LDC participation in specific areas of the negotiations which include Special and Differential Treatment (S&DT), fisheries subsidies, trade facilitation and LDC accession negotiations.
He is fluent in English and has working knowledge of French.
Ziyaad was one of the first people globally to be certified as a Global Trade Professional in the area of Trade Management.