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Minister For Trade

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  • Minister for Trade
  • Name Dukgeun Ahn
  • PositionMinister for Trade


  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI
    • J.D. in May 1999 (Member of New York Bar)
  • The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    • Ph.D. in Economics (majoring International Trade Policy and Theory) in May 1996
  • Seoul National University, Seoul, KOREA
    • B.A. International Economics in February 1990


  • Selected Academic Appointment
    • Professor, Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS)
    • Dean of International Affairs, SNU
    • Visiting Scholar, Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown Law Center, United States, 2010-2011
    • International Teaching Faculty, International Economic Law and Policy (IELPO) Program, University of Barcelona, Spain, 2010-2012
    • International Teaching Faculty, Master of International Law and Economics (MILE) Program, World Trade Institute, Switzerland, 2000-2005
  • Selected Public Appointment
    • Chairperson, Civilian Advisory Committee on Commercial Negotiations, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, February 2022 – May 2022
    • Commissioner, Korea Trade Commission, 2013-2019
    • Member, Committee for International Development Cooperation, Prime Minister’s Office, 2014-2016
    • Member, National Economic Advisory Council, 2013-2015
    • Panelist, Korea-US FTA, Korea-EU FTA, Korea-UK FTA, and WTO Dispute Settlement Body
    • ICSID Panel of Conciliators, World Bank, 2021 – 2027


  • In English
    • 1. “Security Exceptions in the WTO System: Bridge or Bottle-neck for Trade and Security?” (Journal of International Economic Law, Vol. 14, No.2, 2016, co-authored with Ji Yeong Yoo).
    • 2. “Why Reform is Needed: WTO Jurisprudence on ‘Public Body’” (Global Policy, Vol.12, 2021)
    • 3. WTO and East Asia: New Perspectives, co-ed. with Mitsuo Matsushita, (Cameron May, 2004).
    • 4. The Legal and Economic Analysis of the WTO/FTA System (World Scientific Publisher, 2016).
  • In Korean
    • 1. Technical Barriers to Trade in the WTO System (co-authored with Minjung Kim, Bakyoung-sa, 2018)
    • 2. WTO TBT System and Domestic Countermeasures (co-authored with Minjung Kim, Seoul National Univ. Press, 2019)