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Dr. Andrew Grainger is a recognised expert in the wider area of trade facilitation and trade logistics. In January 2009, he joined the University of Nottingham as Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. His recent publications include work for the World Bank, the European Commission, and the European Parliament. Andrew is also the founding Director of Trade Facilitation Consulting Ltd with clients in the public and private sector.

Between 2002 and 2006 as Deputy Director at SITPRO, the UK trade facilitation agency, he held the post of Secretary at EUROPRO, the umbrella body for European trade facilitation committees. There he also participated as an expert within the European Commission's (DG TAXUD) Trade Contact Group. Other experiences include worldtrade and customs consultancy with PricewaterhouseCoopers and freight forwarding in Germany and Southeast Asia.

Andrew holds a PhD in Management from Birkbeck College, University of London, an MA (Distinction) in International Political Economy from the University of Warwick, and a BSc (Honours) in International Transport from Cardiff University. Andrew is bilingual, fluently literate in both English and German. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Research Interests
Trade logistics and trade facilitation which includes cross-border and port operations; trade and customs procedures; supply chain security; electronic trade and customs systems; development and capacity building initatives; aid-for-trade; non-tariff barriers; regulatory and institutional reform; interface between business and government

Administrative Roles
Director of MSc in Operations Management Programmes


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