Peter Kleen

Email: peter.kleen@telia.com

Office: +468 765 11 28 Mobile: +46 70 578 44 41


Areas of Expertise: EU Trade Agreements WTO and Globalization

Peter Kleen is a Senior Fellow of ECIPE and a trade policy consultant. He was formerly (1992-2004) Director General of the National Board of Trade in Sweden. The Board is a governmental agency in Sweden with the main task of providing the Swedish government with trade policy analyses, strategic proposals and recommendations. Before this, he worked as Senior Trade Policy Adviser in the Swedish Ministry for For-eign Affairs (1991-1992) and as Project Manager for the Uruguay Round in the Federation of Swedish Industries (1989-1991)

Mr. Kleen has worked over 30 years in public service. During that time he served as an adviser and trade policy expert in Swedish official dele-gations to meetings in OECD, GATT, WTO and UNCTAD. He has also publicized widely on policy issues relating to i.a. multilateral trade, glob-alization and climate.

Mr. Kleen is a member of the Swedish Society for International Affairs and of the roster of the WTO indicative list of governmental and non-governmental panelists.

  • GEM Papers

    “Border Carbon Adjustments: A Real Threat or a Storm in a Teacup?”

    By Peter Kleen

    So far, the only examples of existing nation-wide mandatory mitigation mechanisms are the emission trading schemes in the EEA countries and New Zealand. Prospects for nation-wide mitigating mechanisms in key countries like the U.S., Canada and Japan are highly uncertain. The pre-ferred way of levelling the playing field to minimize the risk of carbon leakage2…

  • Jan Tumlir Policy Essays

    So Alike and Yet so Different: A Comparison of the Uruguay Round and the Doha Round

    By Peter Kleen

    As the first multilateral trade round to be conducted under the auspices of the WTO, the Doha Round is beginning to appear as protracted, complicated and politically controversial as the last round under the GATT – the Uruguay Round. In this essay Peter Kleen finds that the differences between the two rounds are equally striking.…

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